Action Research Project
Since 2019, PRESAGE - Sciences Po's Gender Studies Programme, has joined Women Forward International, a global nonprofit which partners with private sector, academic, and non-profit organizations to identify research critical to human progress and implement solutions.
A Unique Team Project
Each year, Women Forward International enables Sciences Po students to participate in organisations by partnering them with multilateral institutions, corporations and nonprofits on cutting edge research that advances women. A team of first year Master's students is paired with an organisation to complete a field research, write a report and give recommendations on a specific issue related to women's rights.
2022-2023 Project: Helping Ukrainian Women Artisans
Russia's aggression against Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has forced more than one-third of Ukrainians from their homes. More than 6.5 million people fled the country, 90% of whom are women and children. To this day, Poland remains the main country of arrival for refugees from Ukraine, with more than 3.5 million having entered the country since the start of the war (UNHCR). During the academic year 2022-23, a group of Sciences Po Master's Students will lead an action-research project, in partnership with the nonprofit Nest. It will bring into focus the specific situation of displaced Ukrainian women artisans. Looking at their migration patterns, listening to their first-hand testimonies, the project will try and gain a better understanding of the following: what are their actual needs? How do they feel in the host society? What gaps are identified in terms of women's rights and emancipation? What are the levers to improve their well-being? What are their prospects for the future?
2021-2022 Project: Enhancing the Social and Economic Inclusion of Migrant and Refugee Women in Europe
During the 2021-2022 academic year, Isabella Brandes, Eva Korn, Qin Miao, Sreya Nath and Martina Sole, Sciences Po Graduate Students, will be working on migrant and refugee women’s economic and social inclusion through craftwork. This program will lead to the creation of a report mapping the craft landscape within migrant and refugee programs in Europe for Nest, a nonprofit building a new handworker economy to increase global workforce inclusivity.
- Read the report: Craftswomanship. Enhancing the Social and Economic Inclusion of Migrant and Refugee Women in Europe (PDF, 2 Mo)
- Read an interview with the students about their project
2020-2021 Project: Young Migrant Women's Political Participation
During the 2020-2021 academic year, Gabrielle Majko, Carolina Medina, Jillian Montilla, and Faty-Sharone Sylla, Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) Master's students conducted an action research project, for and with the European Network of Migrant Women, on the participation of women migrants and refugees in regional and international decision-making processes. Find out more.
- Read the report: Young Migrant Women's Political Participation (PDF, 472 Ko) — also available in French (PDF, 600Ko) and Spanish (PDF, 400 Ko)
- Read the toolkit (PDF, 4,2Mo) — also available in French (PDF, 1Mo) and Spanish (PDF, 1 Mo)
2019-2020 Project: How Women’s Collectives are Transforming the Culture of West Africa
During the 2019-2020 academic year, five Master's students conducted an action research project for and with the NGO Equipop. Carolin Beck, Chloé Bertrand, Hannah Milbers, Inaïssa Sylla and Sofietou Sakho drew up an in-depth report on the collective actions of young feminists in French-speaking West Africa. In January 2020, they interviewed feminist activists in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Dakar, Senegal.
- Women Forward International
- Note that the Team Project counts towards the Advanced Certification in Gender Studies