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Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad
Nighat Dad

(Pakistan) founded the Digital Rights Foundation in 2015. It supports female internet users, e.g. with digital safety trainings, awareness campagnes and the newly developed Cyber Harassment Helpline. By her way of working she is able to reach women in the whole of Pakistan, also the less accessable areas. In November 2016 she was awarded the Human Rights Tulip 2016 by the Dutch minister for foreign affairs Koenders. This is an annual award for human righs defenders.


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  • Rebels with a cause: into the minds of human rights defenders

    Rebels with a cause: into the minds of human rights defenders

    With: Hassnae Bouazza, Minka Nijhuis, Nighat Dad, Saskia Stolz

    What makes a human rights defender? Why do peaceful change makers rise and why do they persevere in spite of of the counteraction, exclusion or threats they regularly encounter?

    Unlike announced in programme brochure of Justice and Peace this programme starts at 8.30 p.m.!

    Nighat Dad, winner of the Dutch Human Rights Tulip 2016, Dutch war correspondent Minka Nijhuis and Saskia Stolz, founder of the creative socio-political collective Power of Art House will share their experiences and discuss these questions. Together with a panel of worldwide human rights defenders they try to unfold why they keep on striving for a better and just world. This revealing quest into the rebel's mind is led by Hassnae Bouazza (journalist, columnist and television program maker).

    A programme in English. Producedby Justice and Peace.

    Minka Nijhuis replaces the earlier announced Hans Jaap Melissen.