Lecture by Dr. Fouzia Saeed,
Director of Mehergath (NGO) and 2010 Fellow of Asian Leadership Fellow Program
5:30 pm, October 28 (Thur), 2010
10-301, 3F Building 10, Sophia University
Dr. Fouzia Saeed has 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. During her career she has headed the UN Gender Program in Pakistan, served as Pakistan Country Director for Action Aid and currently is an international consultant in the field of Gender and Development. In addition to her current activist work as the Director of Mehergarh, an institute committed to transforming the youth of Pakistan, an urgency to work on anti- Talibanization has moved her to be a part of a nationwide movement against this vicious process. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is the author of Taboo! The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area, based on eight years of field research among prostitutes in Pakistan.
At this lecture, “Good Woman, Bad Woman: A Question of Morarlity,” Dr. Saeed will share her research findings done in the red light area of Pakistan and discusses the question of morality within patriarchy.
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