Community Policing Intervention in Gender Segregated Societies: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

Thu February 2nd 2023, 12:00pm
Event Sponsor
Center for South Asia
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Department of Political Science
Encina Commons
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305

How can we make bureaucracies more responsive to women’s concerns? Existing literature differentiates between integrating women into existing spaces, versus creating separate spaces. Drawing on experimental and qualitative evidence from a community policing intervention in Pakistan, we challenge this binary, and argue that norms of gender-based segregation, which differ across institutions and society, shape the design choices for policy interventions.

Join us for a conversation with Sarah Khan, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, moderated by Soledad Artiz Prillaman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

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Sarah Khan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of gender and comparative politics, with a regional specialization in South Asia. In her work, she studies gender gaps in political preferences, patterns of preference expression, and the barriers to women’s political participation and representation. In another strand of research, she explores questions related to the prevention of violence against women. She designs research projects in collaboration with civil society organizations and government institutions to evaluate policy impact and generate actionable evidence.