Dr. Fouzia Saeed has been given the ‘Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals 2008’ by the University of Minnesota, USA, on September 30, says a press release.
She was invited by the university to come to the US to receive this award in a prestigious ceremony and a seminar. Dr. Fouzia Saeed is an alumni of this university and has been given this award on the exceptional leadership she has shown in the academic and social development field over the last 25 years.
Dr. Fouzia Saeed is most noted for her book, ‘Taboo: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area.’ It has been widely acclaimed as a brilliant piece of research that combines activism with scholarship. The book has been translated into several languages and has been recognised in India and Pakistan as a significant contribution to changing the discourse about women.
In Pakistan, her recent work with Mehergarh, an institution committed to grooming of
the youth in Pakistan and developing young leaders, is well known. The institute builds leaders from a different class and hopes to inculcate a transformed mindset among a new generation of leaders to mould the future of Pakistan.
Source: The News, 21/10/2008