Asia/Pacific

Armenian women's rights group hosts flash mob

The women’s rights NGO, “Society Without Violence”, will be hosting a flash mob on July 27th in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.

You know, in case you’re passing through.

Society Without Violence is part of a network of NGOs in the caucasus advocating greater aw

Most influential Twitterati in Pakistan include 5 working to end violence against women

MONTEVIDEO 22 July 2011 (APC for APCNews)


The Express Tribune has named 5 Take Back the Tech! campaigners as among the most influential “Twitterati” in Pakistan. Thanks to the MDG3 funding, these women are using ICTs to raise the visibility of violence against women on and offline.

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Between four walls: sweeping sexual abuse under the carpet

Pakistan

The first time she was sexually abused, she was 14 years old. She broke into tears while telling me her story. I met this girl at the “Take Back The Tech” event, in Peshawar, where she came to me after my session on sexual harassment and cyber legislation.

Take Back the Tech! allows abused women to unburden in Pakistan: But what next?

LAHORE 12 July 2011 (APC for GenderIT.org)

Denouncing sexual abuse in Pakistan is a risky move. But after over six years of abuse by her biological father, a young woman who attended an APC Take Back the Tech! workshop in Peshawar could contain herself no more.

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Pakistan blocks sex, drugs AND rock and roll

OTTAWA 12 July 2011 (GJ for APCNews)


Pakistani authorities have blocked Rolling Stone magazine’s website for criticising the country’s level of military spending. But other banned sites are back online, APC has been informed.

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Pakistan blocks sex, drugs AND rock and roll

Thanks to an anonymous source in Pakistan, this blogger author has learned of the country’s determined efforts to win an Orwell award.

Malaysian pro-democracy group faces threats of violence and sexual abuse - appeal for help

KUALA LUMPUR

SUPPORT BERSIH IN IT’S MOMENT OF NEED

I would like to thank all Bersih supporters for your kind outpouring of support thus far.

Pro-democracy protesters in Malaysia warn of internet clampdown

KUALA LUMPUR 8 July 2011 (APC for APCNews)

As the Bersih 2.0 protesters campaign for free and open elections, signs of a stuttering internet from various providers are becoming apparent, and are pointing to a possible internet and telco blackout warns the group . APC supports the Bersih protesters in their fight for democracy.

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