Bytes for All and P@SHA

 

 

 

Bytes for All (http://bytesforall.net/) and Jehan Ara, president of Pakistan Software Houses for IT and ITES Association - P@sha (http://www.pasha.org.pk) have joined forces to Take Back the Tech! in Pakistan and use ICTs to raise awareness about violence against women.

In 2009, the Pakistan Take Back the Tech campaigners promoted TBTT and VAW in Pakistan in all possible spaces, online and off - in Twitter, digital TV, Facebook, and on the radio, via videocasts, ka-blogging, and press conferences, by the end of the campaign, there were even Take Back the Tech songs.

All was detailed on Jehan's blog: In the line of wire

Bytes for All (B4All) is a networked space for citizens in South Asia. It experiments, highlights and organizes debate on the relevance of ICT to development activities. South Asia - often considered as an ICT powerhouse, is also the home of highest number of poor people in the World. Shahzad Amad leads the Take Back the Tech! initiative for Bytes for All.

P@SHA was initiated by a number of software houses in an attempt to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan. P@SHA acts as a voice of the industry, providing input on policies,,legislation and incentives related to the industry.  Take Back the Tech! in Pakistan is spearheaded by P@SHA president Jehan Ara.

 
Previous campaign activities: 

In 2009, the Pakistan Take Back the Tech campaigners promoted TBTT and VAW in Pakistan in all possible spaces, online and off - in Twitter, digital TV, Facebook, and on the radio, via videocasts, ka-blogging, and press conferences, by the end of the campaign, there were even Take Back the Tech songs.

All was detailed on Jehan's blog: In the line of wire

Bytes for All continued the campaign in 2013. You can find their current campaign page here.  
Years Active: 
2009
Region: 

See also

Rally in PK for World Press Freedom Day

Rally organised by Bytes for All, TBTT campaigner in Pakistan, with marchers carrying their "speech bubbles" demanding their communication rights, courtesy of Shahzad Ahmad.

Freedom of speech and freedom of expression

The text is a sentence by Urdu's world renowned very famous poet and human rights activist Faiz Ahmad Faiz, which calls for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression. - Shahzad Ahmad, Bytes for All, Pakistan

Take Back The Tech! Poster

This postcard was created by one of our new TBTT campaigners - Rabeea Arif. She feels very strongly about Women's Empowerment.

Speak up against Marital Rape

This poster was created by a young communication designer - Rabeea Arif - from Pakistan. It addresses a major problem that is often not considered a problem at all. A woman is often considered "owned" by the man who marries her and hence she is expected to give in to his desires anytime he demands it often resulting in "force" being used.