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Pakistan country report: Technology driven violence against women

Posted Sat 30 May 2015 - 01:41 | 5,353 views
Technology based violence is exposing women to the entire spectrum of conceivable harms in Pakistan. Victims of technology based violence have suffered physical violence ranging from rape to attempted assassination, psycho-social harms and loss of development opportunities. This was revealed in a research report launched by Bytes for All, Pakistan in Islamabad.

Pakistan: Exploring technology-related violence against women

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:03 | 3,628 views
Welcome to the first in a series of seven mini-editions we’re putting together to highlight the project "End violence: Women’s rights and safety online". Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together articles, major findings, and interviews with the research teams. In this edition we look at Pakistan, where religious and cultural controls over women...

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Of cultural controls and gender inequality: Talking about technology-related violence against women in Pakistan

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:14 | 2,817 views
Pakistan was one of seven countries covered by APC’s research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in Pakistan was done in association with Bytes for All, a human rights organisation that focuses on ICTs. Here, GenderIT.org speaks to the manager of advocacy and outreach at Bytes for All, Furhan Hussain, to bring us a closer look into the research findings.

Feminist talk

I pronounce you not a child

Posted Fri 14 Mar 2014 - 11:25 | 2,268 views
My daughter is 8 years old. She likes to make pretend fairy houses with tiny little signs that have small fairy tales written on them. Every other week her dream to be ‘someone’ changes – sometimes she wants to be a chef, other times a paleontologist when she grows up. ‘When she grows up’ is a phrase that holds the promise of tomorrow for her.

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Social media - Ethics and etiquette

Posted Fri 13 Dec 2013 - 01:58 | 3,386 views
Social Media Etiquette or netiquette is essentially a loose and continuously evolving set of rules governing online communication behavior. It addresses maintaining one’s own and others’ dignity, respect and privacy. As in ofine behavior, abiding by etiquette and ethics online pays off in the long run.

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Some unfortunate aspects of social media in Pakistan

Posted Tue 3 Dec 2013 - 15:12 | 7,545 views
With increased internet penetration in Pakistan, the youth of the country has taken enthusiastically to connecting and socializing via social media networks. It has allowed expression and surfacing of youth voices like never before. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Thumblr, Blogsphere etc. have offered convenient public forums for a large number of people to interact, to...

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Baseline study: Violence against women and gender based harassment in context of ICT penetration in Pakistan

Posted Fri 5 Apr 2013 - 17:04 | 5,297 views
This report is intended to provide insight into the use of ICT tools as a means of women empowerment, aiming to dissect their use in facilitating women in realising leadership roles in society. The report is meant primarily to tackle the issues of ‘Violence against women’ (VAW) and ‘Gender based cyber harassment’ in Pakistan, and to address these issues by holding a discourse on the use of ICTs...

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You are every woman: A video on technology-related violence against women

Posted Wed 6 Mar 2013 - 14:58 | 7,893 views
This video was developed by Bytes for All from Pakistan, as a country partner in the Association for Progressive Communications project "End violence: Women's rights and safety online":https://www.apc.org/en/projects/end-violence-womens-rights-and-safety-online. "Don´t cover the crimes of your harassers and report them to bring a change" is the key message of this...

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She's begging to be raped – Twitterverse for feminists in Pakistan!

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 17:20 | 4,797 views
‘She's begging to be raped.’ That's the response that many feminists in Pakistan get online from Pakistani men seeking to shut them up. This is a response from Pakistani men to women merely tweeting about issues related to sexualised violence.

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Taking back the tech by tweeting for women´s rights

Posted Wed 12 Dec 2012 - 17:15 | 4,033 views
This selection of tweets circulated during the 2012 Take Back the Tech! campaign spotlights some of the key issues addressed during the 16 Days as well as relevant and provocative resources regarding violence against women and technologies.