#Me Too and the Implementation of Sexual Harassment Legislation in Pakistan

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Learn about feminist activism in Pakistan and the movement for gender equality.

Project description

Students will work with Professor Filomena Critelli whose project examines the implementation of sexual harassment laws and the impact of the #metoo movement in Pakistan. The project involves the transcription of recorded in-depth interviews that explore the perspectives of feminist activists and other key stakeholders who have been involved in efforts to address sexual harassment and implementation of the law.Sexual harassment has been recognized as one of the biggest hurdles faced by working women in Pakistan and it is an important human rights issue that has been central to the women's movement there. The interviews were conducted in English and are about 90 minutes in length. Students with familiarity with South Asian language and culture are preferred. The project requires strong attention to detail, good typing, and time management skills. Interested students should contact me by email.

Project outcome

The transcribed interviews will be analyzed using qualitative methods. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Less than a semester; 0-2 months
Start time Spring 
In-person, remote, or hybrid? Remote Project 
Level of collaboration Individual student project 
Benefits Stipend
Who is eligible Juniors & Seniors

Project mentor

Filomena Critelli

Associate Professor

Social Work

Phone: (716) 645-1250

Email: fmc8@buffalo.edu

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 

Meet with Dr. Critelli for orientation to the project and guidance regarding formatting. 


feminism, activism, #metoo, sexual harassment , social work, gender studies, law