WOMEN TWEET TO MAP SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN PAKISTAN


WOMEN. HEALING. VIOLENCE.

Blue Veins, a women’s rights organization based in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, knows that technology is an essential, innovative tool in the region’s women’s rights movement. Using social media and other technology-based tools, Blue Veins is helping women access information that can improve their lives.

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Every woman and girl should have the opportunity to shape her own future.

That’s the fundamental belief that drives Blue Veins, a women’s rights organization based in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that is exploring creative ways of using technology in their advocacy for women’s rights.

In 2013, with support from the Finnish non-governmental organization KIOS, Blue Veins launched an initiative aimed at reducing sexual harassment in educational institutions. The organization used HarassMap, a web-based mapping and reporting tool, to document cases of sexual harassment in 30 Pakistani schools and universities. The HarassMap tool (first developed using Ushahidi), allows users to anonymously report incidents of…

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