INTERVIEW: U of M Grad Fights for Women's Rights in Pakistan

Updated: 05/09/2013 9:33 AM By: Hannah Anderson

Courage and overcoming adversity are a couple things a Pakistan author describes in her new book.

Dr. Fouzia Saeed got her education at the University of Minnesota, and then went home to Pakistan to fight for women’s rights.

Now back in the Twin Cities, she sat down to tell her story to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reporter Mark Albert.

Watch Saeed's interview above, which aired Thurs, May 9, 2013, amid Saeed's national book tour to promote her autobiography, "Working with Sharks: A Pakistani Woman's Story of Sexual Harassment in the United Nations - From Personal Grievance to Public Law."

Click here to watch a story about Dr. Saeed's advocacy for human rights in Pakistan.

Click here to watch our series, From Minnesota to Pakistan, about people with Minnesota ties making a difference in advocacy, business, and education in Pakistan.