Nighat Dad

Executive director, Digital Rights Foundation

Nighat Dad, the founder of the Digital Rights Foundation, is a leading advocate for online free speech, privacy, and gender equity. She holds key positions, including membership on the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on AI and Meta’s Oversight Board. Notably, she serves on the Facebook Oversight Board, focusing on addressing tech-facilitated gender-based violence. Dad’s initiatives extend to “Ab Aur Nahi,” a pro-bono legal network providing aid to harassment survivors in Pakistan. Her accolades include the prestigious Dutch Human Rights Award, and she has been recognized as a TED Fellow since 2017. 

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