Fouzia Saeed, Ph.D., is coming to iKolachi on August 1, 2013 for a conversation about the issues of gender justice, social justice and civil rights in Pakistan. The iKolachi team is looking forward to brainstorming with Dr. Saeed and welcomes members of the community to the discussion.
We will start at 6 pm and hope to go on till 7:30 pm.
The event will happen at the WBT-TV Office Suite at 4423 Fortran Court, San Jose, CA 95134.
Please consider RSVP’ing at the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/421655814617156/
Dr Saeed 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 two well-regarded books:
- Working with Sharks: A Pakistani Woman’s Story of Countering Sexual Harassment in the United Nations (Advanced Press), an autobiographical expose on sexual harassment in the United Nations and the revenge meted out by the UN management she and 10 other women faced as they fought their case. This case sparked a national movement that culminated in the passage of legislation by the Pakistani Parliament in 2010 making sexual harassment a crime. The Prime Minister of Pakistan declared the 22nd of December, the date the original complaint of this case was launched, as a National Day for Working Women.
- 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“.