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Seeding Change: Bytesforall Bangladesh advocates for online education as a fundamental right
Seeding Change: Bytesforall Bangladesh advocates for online education as a fundamental right 29 April 2022 APCNews

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.

Interview with Gayatri Khandhadai: "Tech companies’ solution to hate is really no solution"
Interview with Gayatri Khandhadai: "Tech companies’ solution to hate is really no solution" 22 March 2022 Flavia Fascendini

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.

Seeding change: Open Culture Foundation campaign blocks digital ID cards in Taiwan until privacy safeguards exist
Seeding change: Open Culture Foundation campaign blocks digital ID cards in Taiwan until privacy safeguards exist 16 March 2022 APCNews

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.

Seeding change: Point of View on rights and freedoms for all genders and sexualities
Seeding change: Point of View on rights and freedoms for all genders and sexualities 14 July 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Point of View's reports, research and campaigns have made meaningful contributions toward building and amplifying the voices of women and other marginalised genders and removing barriers to voice, speech and expression across India.

Day 4 of Advocacy International: Championing gender and other strategies for effective engagement
Day 4 of Advocacy International: Championing gender and other strategies for effective engagement 06 July 2021 APCNews

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 Advocacy International: Getting comfortable with protocols
Day 3 of Advocacy International: Getting comfortable with protocols 01 July 2021 APCNews

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.

 Day 2 of Advocacy International: Understanding the complex world of the UN
Day 2 of Advocacy International: Understanding the complex world of the UN 01 July 2021 APCNews

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.

Day 1 of Advocacy International: "Is all advocacy good?" and other questions
Day 1 of Advocacy International: "Is all advocacy good?" and other questions 29 June 2021 APCNews

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 workshop 2021
Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia workshop 2021 24 June 2021 APCNews

“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.

Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion
Equal before God? Women and the right to freedom of religion 18 January 2021 Gayatri Khandhadai

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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