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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x152 Nighat Dad: How Pakistani women are taking the internet back
TV-PG

  • 2018-05-17T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

TED Fellow Nighat Dad studies online harassment, especially as it relates to patriarchal cultures like the one in her small village in Pakistan. She tells the story of how she set up Pakistan's first cyber harassment helpline, offering support to women who face serious threats online. "Safe access to the internet is access to knowledge, and knowledge is freedom," she says. "When I fight for a woman's digital rights, I am fighting for equality."

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