In March 2013, Dr. Fouzia Saeed spoke at an event organized by OPEN Silicon Valley. The conversation was about her new book and the story of writing and passing legislation in Pakistan making sexual harrasment a crime.
iKolachi’s Ali Hasan Cemendtaur was there to capture her talk and the question and answer session afterwards:
Fouzia Saeed, Ph.D. is a social activist, gender expert, trainer/facilitator, development manager, folk culture promoter, television commentator and author.
Besides writing on the issues of her interest for various newspapers and compiling/editing ethnographic books, Dr. Saeed is the author of the book above as well as TABOO!: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light District (Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2001, 2nd edition 2011), an ethnographic look at “Heera Mandi”, the famous red light district of Lahore. The Urdu edition of this book is titled “کلنک: ہیرا منڈئ کی درپردہ ثقافت“.