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Pakistan country report: Technology driven violence against women

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 20:41 | 14,707 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.

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

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 08:14 | 10,991 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.

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Good questions on technology-related violence

Posted Thu 8 Jan 2015 - 17:30 | 20,569 views
Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). This paper written by Namita Malhotra draws heavily on the final research reports from…

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End violence: Case studies from Pakistan

Posted Mon 22 Dec 2014 - 03:41 | 12,867 views
These case summaries are based on in-depth case studies mapping women’s experiences of technology-related VAW and their attempts to access justice either through domestic legal remedy or corporate grievance mechanisms. The original case studies from Pakistan were documented by country researchers from the project partner Bytes for All Pakistan between November 2013 and April 2014 and the…

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APC's Women's Rights Programme statement: Forwarding violence is violence

Posted Fri 21 Nov 2014 - 07:16 | 10,256 views
The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) rejects and condemns systemic, technology-related violence against women in all its expressions. The acts of recording, photographing and documenting acts of sexual violence and further distribution and sharing are all part of the violence. With each view, share and forward, people are continuing and replicating the…