Nighat Dad Joins Facebook Oversight Board
May 7th, 2020
Asia 21 Young Leader Nighat Dad from the class of 2019 is one of the twenty members to join Facebook's new Oversight Board, an independent entity that will be empowered to make binding decisions on content on Facebook and Instagram.
Bio: "Nighat Dad is a Pakistani lawyer and a founder of Digital Rights Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on cyber harassment, data protection and free speech online in Pakistan and South Asia. As a feminist and pioneer for women’s rights activism in Pakistan, Dad has raised awareness of Pakistani patriarchy and illuminated her own experience as a women engaged in digital rights activism. Her accomplishments include being named a Next Generation Leader by Time Magazine in 2015, the Dutch Human Rights Tulip Award in 2016, a TED Global Fellowship in 2017, and nomination as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum in 2018."