January, 2016

Posts from January, 2016

January 27, 2016

Women and Digital Advocacy in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine

A recent initiative called Povaha (Respect) aims to combat expressions of sexism in Ukrainian media and politics, and to create a more level ground for Ukrainian women in these arenas.

January 24, 2016

Voices of Women: Stories That Transform

Voices of women, stories that transform is a project that gathered more than 20 women from Central Mexico in 2015 to straighten their communication efforts. Our goal is to add up in the effort of documenting our stories so that we are the ones telling them.

January 22, 2016

An Inclusive, Diverse and Erotic LGBTIQ Festival in Bangalore, India

Our intentions have been to be inclusive to a fault. It began primarily as finding a space especially for lesbian films and for women filmmakers in a context where activism has been dominated by the gay male agenda. But we too have learnt many lessons while doing the festival.

January 20, 2016

Participatory Histories and the Digital Age — A Lebanese Story?

I believe that there is an inherent paradox in telling stories about social issues. To tell stories, one must have a deep passion for their subject. It should engross the storyteller’s senses, and it should be felt deeply so that the consumer of the story might feel it, too. To

January 19, 2016

For Freedom, Against Surveillance: Fighting for Digital Rights In Pakistan

We are not out of the woods yet, however: there still exists an atmosphere of fear and insecurity that could still be exploited towards passing the bill, down the road. That the advocacy campaigns have slowed and even reversed its trajectory speaks to the importance of viable advocacy measures, especially in the age of the security state, where public and state sympathy to civil liberties becomes tenuous, putting democracy at risk.

January 18, 2016

A Timeline on Azerbaijan's Online Activism

When it comes to independent reporting, organizing and having a platform for independent voices, these days, Internet comes to the rescue in a country like Azerbaijan.

“Rebels” and Regime Artists: Uganda’s Narrowing Space for Political Artistic Production

Uganda is headed for presidential and general elections on February 18. President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986 faces eight other candidates. In actual sense, however, the real battle is between three men: Dr Kiiza Besigye (KB), John Patrick Amama Mbabazi (JPAM) and Museveni (M7) himself.

January 14, 2016

Two Steps Ahead: Training for Digital Literacy Without Internet Connection

A series of trainings and workshops that are aimed at ordinary citizens, including college students, professionals from different backgrounds and even politicians.

January 7, 2016

Foshat Amal (Space for Hope)

Fushat Amal is a digital space for hope. It is an attempt by ACT to sidestep the Lebanese government in answering the many questions surrounding the 17,000 Lebanon Civil War disappeared and instead crowdsourcing answers. Fushat Amal serves as a digital memorial, allowing users to insert any information they might have about missing people, and to upload any photography or video that might be of use.

Women on the Web

Women On the Web (WOW) is a campaigns in Bangladesh that aims to increase women's participation in the community activities of Google Business Groups, driving technology-enabled entrepreneurship opportunities and helping women become more successful by leveraging the power of the Internet from the early stage of their startups.

Talent Trace

Talent Trace is a Campaign that looks for Talented kids, top ranked needy students from under resource government schools primarily around Dhaka. As most of the talented students from government school cannot participate in their school certificate exam and can not get into the college level only for money so PFF came up with a motive to support this kids with financial support to study by ensuring a permanent donor or scholarship.

Stay Human (Women's and Children's Rights in Ukraine)

Stay Human is a comprehensive campaign against domestic violence and for rights of women and children in Ukraine. This campaign used various information tools and platforms, both online and offline, to raise awareness of the issues of domestic violence and human rights and to suggest ways of addressing the issue, changing public perception of the problem, and giving victims tools to report violence.

Soy Homosensual (I am homosensual)

To raise awareness in Mexico about LGBTI issues. An online campaign was launched. Build upon a digital space that uses humor and LGBTI daily issues this space is used to build a community and introduce rights issues to a general LGBTI audience.