Asia/Pacific

Join the letter writing campaign to free Malaysian activists

Please write protest letters to the government and the police to express your strongest condemnation of the arrests and the on-going denial of rights of expression.

Empowering the marginalized & making a difference: Experiences of an international volunteer at WeDpro

Manila, Philippines

From curiosity into knowledge and from knowledge into action—these were the transformations that Ashleen Graham experienced when she went to the Philippines to volunteer for the Women’s Education, Development, Productivity and Research Organization (WeDpro).

MDG3: Take Back the Tech! - updates from the Philippines

MANILA

The MDG3 Take Back the Tech! partner in the Philippines, sent us an update on the latest developments of the project.

TBTT grantee is now a registered NGO

PAKISTAN

Gawaahi is an initiative by Naveen Naqvi, a famous television personality & journalist, and Sana Saleem, a blogger, editor, writer, activist & medical student. Gawaahi.com archives and makes available on the internet digital stories of people of Pakistan, and particularly the stories of women who have survived violence.

Out of the shadows: Filipino youth survivors of violence transform the personal into the digital

MANILA 13 June 2011 (Ava Vivian Gonzales for APC)

The narrator of The Shape of My Youth recalls how two years previously, a relative sold her for US$ 23. She was just 12. But this and other digital stories produced by a group of young Filipinos are not just stories of betrayal – they are also stories of hope.

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The great firewall of China - internet censorhip in China

China

The Great Firewall is the unofficial name of the system censoring the internet in China. It’s famous for blocking access to some of the world’s most widely used websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. The full extent of the censorship is much larger, constantly changing and not fully known.

Take Back the Tech

ENRICH Magazine, Manila, Philippines
Take Back the Tech
06 June 2011

As the country with the highest amount of Facebook users in the world, the Philippines are becoming increasingly tech savvy. But cases of cyber-harassment and cyber-stalking are now on the rise in the country and in the entire world. Kara Santos lists tips that women and girls can use to stay safe online.

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From Islamabad to Geneva, Feminist Tech Exchanges creates young reporter

CALGARY 1 June 2011 (LC for APCNews)

After attending APC WNSP’s Feminist Tech Exchange in Islamabad, 24 year old lawyer and activist Sana Masood attended the she never imagined it would lead her to be a young reporter for the International Committee of the Red Cross. View her new digital story Pakistan: Youth in armed violence. Photo © ICRC / Gassmann Thierry

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User-generated content and social networking in the Arab spring and beyond

By Alex Comninos (May 2011, APC )
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Youths turn to community theater and digital story telling to address domestic violence and trafficking

MANILA

Young people in Olongapo and Angeles City are tapping their creative talents to combat serious issues that have plagued their communities: domestic violence and trafficking.

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