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Helsingborg Workshop on Beggars in Lahore

November 28, 2013 - 00:00

SASNET and the School of Social Work, Lund University is jointly arranging a workshop with Dr Sheba Saeed (pictured right), as a part of the conference ”Social Work in an International Context” on the 28 November 2013. 

Dr Saeeds workshop will be based on her documentary about beggars in the streets of Lahore, Pakistan. What compels the beggars to beg and what measures have been taken by the government and non–governmental organisations to assist the beggars? The documentary examines the political, social, religious and economic reasons for begging as well as the growth of the beggar’s mafia.

Dr Sheba Saeed, a Solicitor by profession, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, UK. For her doctoral research she provided a critique on the regulation of begging in Mumbai using religious and secular laws in an audio-visual format with a written thesis. For her MPhil in History, Film and Television she produced and directed her debut documentary “Beggars of Lahore” as part of an audio-visual dissertation. The film has screened at International Conferences and Film Festivals.

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Venue: Campus Helsingborg, Universitetsplatsen 2, Helsingborg, Sweden. 

Helsingborg Workshop on Beggars in Lahore


November 28, 2013