Hayat Mirshad took part in the Global NetHope 20th Anniversary Summit, where she joined pioneer panelists, Vanessa Ceia, Michael Borum and Vilas Dhar in a session organized and led by Oxfam, titled “Gender, Technology & the Future of Human Rights in a Digital Age”. Mirshad and other panelists discussed the trends and issues present at the intersection of digital and gender justice, where she emphasized the importance of ensuring a safe digital space for women highlighting the work she led at Fe-Male to ensure feminist approach to technology and digital security of women human rights defenders, women and girls in the MENA region.

The NetHope Global Summit is the largest gathering of NetHope members and partners each year, offering a unique opportunity to learn, collaborate, and get inspired. The 2021 agenda was filled with engaging sessions that represent the expertise and practice of different actors, as well as hands-on workshops, professional development opportunities, receptions, and more. Speakers and presenters were from nonprofits, technology companies, funders, civil society organizations, governments, and highly-regarded communities of practice. They share their insights for the aim of driving a positive future for people and planet.