In solidarity

The International Center for Research on Women stands with our staff, our community, with people everywhere seeking to transform the underlying systemic inequities that perpetuate the dehumanizing violence that manifested last week in the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

Injustice – whether targeting people on the basis of their race, gender, class, religion, age, orientation, ability, origin – will persist as long as we do not act to disrupt it. As a people, we must disassemble the structures that fuel and sustain inequity and together build a solid foundation for social justice, equity and a new direction.

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Ahmaud Arbery. Trayvon Martin. We have witnessed crimes against Black people and communities of color over and over. These are crimes against humanity – stark and painful indicators of the injustice and racism that have existed in this country for centuries.

For those of us in the majority, we must recognize that we have to examine our own privilege and work to dismantle the long-standing social inequities that have maintained our position of power in this society. We must all stand up when we see others pushed down and rise up together with purpose.

We at ICRW stand in solidarity with the Black community. We will use our research and advocacy platform to interrogate injustice, drive evidence-informed solutions and collaborate with our partners near and far to create a better world.


Anam Bhatti

Research & Program Associate

Anam Bhatti is a Research and Program Associate at ICRW, working with the Global Health, Youth and Development team. She is an experienced public health professional with skills in research, program management, health promotion, communication and education within women’s health, maternal & child health and nutrition.

Prior to joining ICRW, Anam worked as a Senior Project Coordinator at the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During her tenure there, she managed a formative research evaluation for a public health messaging campaign to reduce caloric intake among US adults; conducted and analyzed in-depth interviews; developed survey tools; prepared donor reports and manuscripts for publications; and supported partnerships with donors and various stakeholders.

Anam’s other positions include: Communications Consultant at the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in Maryland; Graduate Research Assistant at the Pakistan Institute for Living and Learning (PILL) in Karachi, Pakistan; Research Specialist at Aga Khan University’s Department of Pediatrics and Child Health in Karachi, Pakistan; Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Project Coordinator for the Boston Public Health Commission; and Program Assistant with the University of Maryland Extension.

Education: Anam received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Health Administration and Policy from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Languages: Urdu, Hindi and English
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Adolescents and Youth, education, Health, Mental Health

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