Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights organization with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It experiments and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in the country.
At the forefront of Internet Rights movement and struggle for the democracy, B4A focuses on capacity building of human rights defenders on their digital security, online safety & privacy. Working on different important campaigns particularly against Internet censorship and surveillance in Pakistan, B4A continues to work on cyberspace issues, awareness raising and policy advocacy from civil liberties & human rights perspective.
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.
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.