Nighat Dad is a lawyer and the founder of Digital Rights Foundation which works to help Pakistani women fight against online harassment. She is a campaigner for online freedom and contributed to a law against acid attacks. She specializes in family law and cyber law and was named one of TIME magazine's next generation leaders. In 2016, she was awarded the Atlantic Council Digital Freedom Award and Dutch government's Human Rights Tulip award. She became TED Fellow in 2016 and spoke at the TED Global stage.