Recognising the need for a rapid and effective response to the pressing issue of access to online education, Bytesforall Bangladesh saw an opportunity to advocate for equitable access to the internet as a public good, affirming access to education as a fundamental human right.
After six years with APC, Asia policy coordinator Gayatri Khandhadai is closing a cycle. In this interview, she takes stock of the learnings gained while coordinating policy-related initiatives and analyses the evolution of critical digital rights issues and spaces in the region.
Open Culture Foundation worked with civil society groups to push the Taiwanese government to reject digital ID cards until legislation is implemented to safeguard the privacy and information of the public.
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On the last day of the “Advocacy international: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia” workshop, participants explored ways to integrate gender into international advocacy and identified strategies for effective engagement in advocacy spaces.
Day 3 of the "Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia" workshop was one of contrasts, with the first two sessions covering advocacy and technical spaces in terms of how they function, and the last speaking to the experience of civil society as they engage in them.
In the continuation of the “Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia” workshop, the day was spent deep-diving into the United Nations ecosystem: basic information about it, its mechanisms, and the spaces it offers for leveraging international advocacy.
APC kicked off Day 1 of the "Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia" workshop, a culmination of discussions on a crucial issue – the representation of more Asian civil society voices in international advocacy spaces.
“Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia” is a unique capacity-building opportunity for digital rights defenders to strengthen their skills on advocacy in international spaces for advancing digital rights.
This article, written by Gayatri Khandhadai, APC's Asia policy regional director, is part of Arrow for Change, a publication showcasing various perspectives and voices on the right to freedom of expression.
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