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Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad is heavily engaged in public policy and research work related to ICTs in Pakistan. She is based in Lahore and is the Director of Digital Rights Foundation.

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How women around the world are taking part in combating gender-based hate speech on Facebook

Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 - 14:58 | 5,428 views
Sexist, gender-based violent speech is a norm today. Sign in, check your home page and somewhere on that or over the timeline you’ll be linked to a page or a photo which only serves to demean the existence of woman. What’s worse is finding some of your friends making jokes about it. But should that be a norm too? Finding your friends making rape and other gender-based jokes? No, it’s NOT funny!...

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Interview with Arzu Geybullayeva on the internet rights of women in Azerbaijan

Posted Fri 9 Nov 2012 - 08:23 | 6,361 views
Nighat Dad from "Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan":http://www.digitalrightsfoundation.pk speaks to Arzu Geybullayeva, a regional analyst and a blogger from Azerbaijan. Arzu's areas of interest are regional politics, conflict resolution, and new social media. In their "feminist talk” Nighat asks Arzu about her impressions of the 7th...

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Attack on Pakistani youth activist will not shake women's rights activists

Posted Wed 10 Oct 2012 - 20:09 | 2,682 views
An exceedingly sad, insensate and astounded feeling comes to mind while writing this piece about an innocent 14 year-old activist Malala Yousafzai shot in Swat, Pakistan earlier today. This young girl who exemplifies active participation in the Take Back the Tech! campaign in Pakistan.

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Between four walls: sweeping sexual abuse under the carpet

Posted Mon 11 Jul 2011 - 21:05 | 40,457 views
Nighat Dad from the Pakistan MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project documents the story of a girl who sought her advice at the “Take Back The Tech” event, in Peshawar. The girl was 14 years old, and she was sexual abused for the last 6 years.

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Pakistan: Count me IN!! Something I can’t unthink now...

Posted Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 16:10 | 4,848 views
Nighat Dad shares her experience from the Count me IN! Conference organized by CREA, an international, feminist, human rights organisation, in April 2011, in Kathmandu. The Conference brings annually together women who have not been counted in - sex workers, disabled, single, young, lesbian and HIV-positive women, and trans people from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, to discuss...

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Is Pakistan putting the UN Millennium Goals at risk?

Posted Thu 7 Oct 2010 - 10:01 | 6,838 views
"The discussions I witnessed at IGF 2010 really brought home to me the scale of the challenges we still face, if we are to make meaningful progress towards the goals of the IGF in general, and MDG3 in particular." Nighat Dad from the Pakistan MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project assesses the outcomes of IGF and the Millenium Development Goals in the context of national debates and women’s rights.

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First-time impressions of IGF10

Posted Fri 17 Sep 2010 - 04:51 | 6,724 views
"As one door closes, another opens", they say sometimes. This is the first IGF I have attended... and yet if the initial plan is to be kept, it may be the last occurrence of this international gathering. Nighat explores why she thinks that if that's how it turns out, it will be a shame.