Islamabad/Karachi: 25 April 2012: Bytes for All, Pakistan, and RYSe (Reclaim Your Space) have launched a countrywide eNGO Network — a digital consortium of grassroots NGOs and non-profit organisations in the country.
Bytes For All, Pakistan, is a human rights organisation that focuses on the strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in advocacy for internet freedom, digital security, freedom of expression; and its flagship programme, the globally-acclaimed Take Back The Tech campaign.
The eNGO Network is an effort to raise mass awareness, increase outreach, and garner support from social media activists and the general public on campaigns for internet security and freedom, digital access, regional peace, and women’s right to social and digital spaces. The Network integrates multiple platforms and methods of activism, engagement and outreach in order to achieve holistic development around digital access, human rights and the strategic use of ICTs by feminist activists.
The eNGO Network endeavours to build the capacities of grassroots NGOs in the use of social media, digital security and innovation for social justice; and to strengthen ongoing campaigns, including Internet Freedom and Take Back The Tech.
Individuals who can assist grassroots NGOs are also encouraged to join the Network and participate in programmes, campaigns and activities undertaken by Networked Organisations.
The eNGO Net Pakistan was founded Bytes for All in partnership with RYSe (Reclaim Your Space), a Pakistan-based collective of campaigns and social enterprises. The primary purpose of the collective is to enable women to reclaim their right to public and social space. RYSe and its flagship campaign, Name & Shame, are all products and by-products of the Islamabad Innovation Lab (October 2011).
More information about this network at www.engo.net.pk
For more information:
Country Director, Bytes For All, Pakistan
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RYSe – Reclaim Your Space
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