Sarah Imran – Women Deliver

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2020

Sarah Imran

  • Age: 32
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It has become increasingly important to foster transnational feminist movements that are intersectional, decolonial and postcolonial in nature. A transnational feminist lens is needed more urgently than ever to build collective visions of a sustainable and equitable future for all of us.

- Sarah Imran

Bio

Sarah Imran is originally from Pakistan and currently lives in the United States. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science with a concentration in Feminist Comparative International Politics. Sarah’s research interests include gender justice, transnational feminist networks in the Global South, social movements, and women-led community organizing.


Sarah has a background in Economics and a Master’s degree in Community Development. She has worked on advocacy and lobbying campaigns to establish legislation related to violence against women in Pakistan and in the US, and has spearheaded programs geared towards skills training and economic independence of the survivors of gender-based violence.

 

Sarah is also a mission-driven artist, and her art is grounded in gender, racial, and social justice. She serves on the organizing team of the annual Aurat March (Women’s March) in Pakistan in the role of a researcher and artist.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

Gender inequality was an injustice that I saw far too often growing up in Pakistan. With the exception of a few urban cities, girls and women are stifled in the opportunities that they can pursue. This was an injustice that I began to feel deeply when I was really young. Ever since I became involved with women's rights work in high school, I have continued to be deeply involved with gender justice week – academically, professionally, and through community organizing and volunteer work.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

By serving on the board of a women’s rights organization, I have researched, drafted, and advocated for the passing of multiple bills related to domestic violence prevention and child sexual abuse prevention.I have also served on the organizing team of the annual Aurat March (Women's March) in Pakistan in the role of a researcher and artist since the inception of the Match in 2018.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy reading, cooking, painting, hiking, and traveling. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with loved ones.