What: Talk with Dr. Fouzia Saeed
When: Wednesday, Mar 6th, 2013 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Sheppard Mullin - 379 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
Dr. Fouzia Saeed is on a tour to launch her latest book - Working with Sharks: Countering Sexual Harassment in our Lives. It is 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 for making their case.
Dr. Saeed is well known in the activist circles of Pakistan's social movement, having worked for decades on women's issues especially those linked to violence against women, prostitution, women in the entertainment business, women's mobility and sexual harassment. Her work on violence against women spans over 20 years and includes founding Bedari, the first women's crisis center in Pakistan in 1991. For the past several years, she has been working to reduce the level of sexual harassment and debt bondage in the country and has most recently focused her attention on the ways terrorists establish themselves in fragile communities. She organized a large gathering of citizens at the National Library on 23 June 2009 to map out a strategy for countering talibanization in Pakistan and has supported a constitutional amendment establishment local government as a third tier of the state administration
Dr. Saeed is a social activist, gender expert, trainer/facilitator, development manager, folk culture promoter, television commentator and author. She is also the author of another well regarded book - an ethnographic look at prostitution in Pakistan, Taboo!: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light District.
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