Ela Bhatt to be honoured by Harvard

PTI Boston | Updated on March 13, 2011

Harvard University will honour Ms Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), for her “life and work” that has had a “significant impact on society”.

Ms Bhatt, whose NGO has helped over a million women in India gain access to opportunities for themselves and their families, will be awarded the Radcliffe Institute Medal by Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

She would be presented the medal, awarded annually to individuals who have substantially and positively influenced society, on Radcliffe Day on May 27.

“The Radcliffe Institute is proud to honour her this year, in which gender in the developing world is one of its dominant themes,” the Institute said.

Published on March 13, 2011

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