Action Research Project

Since 2019, PRESAGE - Sciences Po's Gender Studies Programme, has joined Women Forward International, a global platform for systemic change in international affairs education, reorienting research towards the principles of unity, collaboration, and service.

A Global Platform to Advance Women

Women Forward International is an action-oriented study programme for graduate students who want to bring about progress towards human unity in every field, from security, to technology, to business, to the arts.

PRESAGE - Sciences Po's Gender Studies Programme is a member of the Women Forward International Network which includes the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Georgetown University, Stanford University, Harvard University, Columbia University and the National Defense University.

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.

2020-2021: Enhancing participation of young migrant and refugee women in international political processes

During the 2020-2021 academic year, a group of Sciences Po's Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) Master's students will conduct and 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. The students’ task will be to find, define and analyse the major barriers and gaps that hinder migrant and refugee women’s participation in international decision-making processes, with a specific focus on young (16-25 y.o ) women, and come up with recommendations and methodology on how to bridge them. Find out more.

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, Chloé, Hannah, Inaïssa and Sofietou 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. Find out more.



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