Fariha Akhtar talks about Online Privacy & Safety on The Afia Salam show

December 1, 2011 at 11:57 am 3 comments

It is a good feeling when you involve young people in a cause and they make the cause their own. Fariha Akhtar is one such person who was part of the initial set of young people who was first introduced to the TakeBacktheTech campaign to end Violence Against Women over a Chinese meal at Yuan Tung in Karachi.

The project that we were a part of  was for two years. Yet from the first day Fariha was one of several members of our team who took ownership of the project. She lived and breathed TBTT. She was passionate about it. She wrote about it. She spoke about it. She trained others. She came up with lots of ideas for creating awareness about privacy and security online.

I think it is something that many of us consider a life long project – to empower women to harness technology for their own benefit and to use it to end Gender Violence. Even now different groups of people are collaborating in different parts of the country to propagate the message against VAW, to share stories, to offer help whenever and wherever they can, to try and use their expertise for the benefit of both genders. We are proud of you Fariha.

In this interview with Afia Salam on The Afia Salam Show, Fariha talks about how one can use technology safely, what one do about cyber  harassment and cyber stalking and she shares stories of actual experiences. The interview is in Urdu. Do go and listen to it and share your ideas and add value to the discussion.

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