Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a network of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professionals and practitioners. B4A focuses on the relevance of ICTs and the implementation of ICT solutions for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in the country. B4A has been actively working since 2003 at the forefront of the Internet Rights movement and the struggle for democracy. B4A focuses on field projects and policy advocacy from the perspective of civil liberties, as well as on capacity building of human rights defenders (HRDs) on their digital security, online safety and privacy.
B4A is a legally registered non-profit, non-governmental organisation with a mission focusing on ICTs for democracy, development and social justice. It operates across the country with activities ranging from capacity building, to networking and advocacy. B4A has also been part of some international coalitions and partnerships to advocate for digital rights across the globe.
The efforts of B4A are recognised globally in the areas of ICTs. It has won ‘The Doughty Street Advocacy Award’ at the Freedom of Expression Awards 2014, by Index on Censorship; ‘Innovative Campaign Award’ at Avon Communications Awards 2013: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women (for Take Back The Tech 2012 Pakistan campaign), and has been nominated for the Human Rights Tulip Innovating Justice Awards 2013.