WOW talks
Sunday 03 December 2017
13:30 to 14:30
The Stage

Online harassment and online violence against women affects any woman with a social media presence, a blog, or just a voice out there on the internet! Trolls, stalkers, extremist bullies, vengeful ex-lovers – these are just some of the categories of people that women have to watch out for when maintaining a vocal online presence. But what does one do, in these situations? Do we go silent? Deactiviate our accounts? Back down? Nighat Dad is a Pakistan lawyer and activist who has dedicated her life to working with girls and women to combat online violence against women, while reclaiming technology for ourselves as well. Come and learn with her what women can do to fight online harassment – without backing down!

Language: English

Age suitability: All ages

About the speaker

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Nighat Dad

Founder, Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan

Nighat Dad is the Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation. She is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist. Nighat is one of the pioneers who have been campaigning around access to open internet in Pakistan and globally. She is a TED Global Fellow for 2017, has been listed as TIME's Next Generation Leader, and is the recipient of Atlantic Council Freedom Award, and Human Rights Tulip Award.

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Talk, Sunday, English, All ages
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