Health equity means that people and communities have access to affordable, convenient, and affirming health care that supports their priorities and growth. Health equity means valuing every life; and holding governments accountable when they do not.
Sagaree Jain hails from California, USA. She envisions a more peaceful world, free of the violence, coercion, and fear that underpins so many social hierarchies. Sagaree graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in history. While at Berkeley, she co-founded an organization called South Asians for Social Justice and conducted original research on the history of family planning in India. In the summer of 2015, she won a TATA Social Internship grant to live and work in Pune, India, conducting impact analysis for women's employment and empowerment programs. Upon graduating from UC Berkeley, Sagaree was awarded the John Gardner Fellowship in public service. During her fellowship, she spent the year working as a research fellow at Human Rights Watch, researching best practices in human rights research for the organization's first interview manual. During her free time, Sagaree enjoys painting, cooking, and practicing yoga.