South Asia Center presents discussion on Global Girlhood 

On Tuesday, September 10th, the South Asia Center is pleased to begin our Fall Speaker Series by welcoming scholar and writer, Neera Sohoni. Sohoni’s presentation will build off of her publication The Burden of Girlhood- A Global Inquiry into the Status of Girls, by discussing the constraints girls face in developing and developed countries, on account of cultural, societal, governmental, and parental attitudes. After considering how each of these factors formulate as challenges to young girls, she will review possible actions that seek to address these constraints. Picture of Children

Neera Sohoni holds a PhD in Economics (Pune University, India) with Master’s Degrees in Public Administration (Syracuse University) and History (Delhi University, India). Mrs. Sohoni has over 35 years of cumulative research, technical editing, writing, and experience as staff or consultant with development agencies such as UNICEF, United Nations Family Planning Agency, International Council on Social Welfare’s Asia and Western Pacific Regional Office, and the Government of India Department of Women and Child Development. As a published author and freelance writer, her writings mainly address gender and cross-cultural issues. Her work has appeared in popular publications in both India and the United States, including Times of India, Indian Express, India Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Palo Alto Weekly, and most recently India-America Today.

Her talk will take place at 12:30pm in 341 Eggers Hall. All are welcome!