Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights organization and a research think tank with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It experiments with and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in the country. Its strategic plan delivers in following key result areas (KRA), which include: 1. Securing digital rights and freedom of expression for civil liberties; 2. Strengthening digital security of human rights defenders & media professionals; 3. Ending technology-driven gender-based violence; 4. Network building at national, regional and global level; and 5. Community development and communications for environmental sustainability To deliver above-mentioned KRAs, B4A conducts research for evidence-based policy advocacy and capacity building of human rights defenders on their digital security, online safety & privacy.
Globally acclaimed Take Back The Tech Campaign is the flagship of Bytes for All, which focuses on strategic use of ICTs by the women and girls to fight violence against women in Pakistan. Field Projects B4A’s field projects focus on: Strategic use of ICTs for women’s empowerment and combating violence against women; Youth & peace building in South Asia region Freedom of Expression; Privacy Rights in Pakistan; Digital Security for Human Rights Defenders; Open Governance; Open Net Initiative; Greening IT; Internet & Human Rights; Global Information Society Watch; Innovation for Development; and Internet Governance. For its work, B4A partners and collaborates with different civil society organizations. B4A’s staff team is totally committed towards civil liberties in Pakistan. B4A is a legally registered entity and its organizational bank account is operated by Barclays Bank in Islamabad, Pakistan. Click here to visit the Bytes For All website.