APC-IMPACT (India, Malaysia, Pakistan Advocacy for Change through Technology)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has teamed up with members and partners in India, Pakistan and Malaysia to protect and promote human rights on the internet.

Internet-related policies and the ways they are implemented contribute to strengthening human rights online and offline, and support democracy-building. But the gaps in understanding of internet rights by key actors in India, Malaysia, and Pakistan, negatively impacts how rights and freedoms in these countries are exercised.

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Association for Progressive Communications (Website)

APC is both a network and an organisation. APC’s mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.

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EMPOWER, Malaysia (Website)

EMPOWER is a non-governmental organisation that promotes and supports actions that advance justice and democracy, based on feminist and human rights principles. We work with women and youths to realise their potential in the areas of political participation, economic empowerment, and civil liberties. Empower is a Malaysian partner to implement the project in the country.


Bytes for All, Pakistan (Website)

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.

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