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Corporate Cat Calling .

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Sofia Ashraf, a young female rapper from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu who rose to fame by riffing about social justice while wearing a burqa,released a new single this week about corporate responsibility.In her new rap, posted online by Jhatkaa, a nongovernmental organization that leads campaigns for social justice.

she calls on the multinational corporation Unilever to help former workers at a thermometer plant that its Indian subsidiary closed years ago, after mercury contamination was discovered there.The contamination continues to impact forests and groundwater.The workers cannot afford private healthcare. They have been fighting for Unilever to clean up the toxic contamination and compensate them for their medical expenses as a result of mercury for many long years.

The rap song is part of a wider social media campaign aimed at shaming Unilver. Here Watch,share on different social media and sign the petition to increase the pressure asking for Unilever to clean up the mercury poisoning in Kodaikanal: http://www.jhatkaa.org/unilever/

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https://www.facebook.com/sofia.ashraf

https://www.jhatkaa.org/

Hip New Chika’s shaping Technology

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This Article aims to encourage Women locally / Abroad to take up the Appropriate education,empowerment of women. which will lead to a prosperous Nation Pakistan.

Many women have contributed to Pakistan’s technology industry and have made a name for themselves,The concept of Women in Technology or towards Entrepreneurship in Pakistan is a new one. There are several examples of women leading the way in Technology and towards Entrepreneurship.This has lead to the growth of the economy from over last few years.

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The presence of these enthusiastic women have brought prosperity,welfare and as role models have encouraged numerous others to stand up and strive for stunning achievements. Here is the list of few Pakistani game changers and their stories.

1. Ms Jehan Ara is the mastermind behind PASHA (Pakistan Software Houses Associations).She is an entrepreneur,speaker,motivator,Human Rights activist and writer for various Industrial publications. A President of P@SHA Tech Incubator,The Nest I/O .

2. Ms Sara Haider is of Pakistani heritage,live’s in San Francisco,Is a Software Engineer at Periscope the new live broadcast /streaming app making head way. An Inspiration to women locally that engineering is not a dying field.

3.Ms Fiza Farhan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Buksh Foundation in addition she is also the Director of Buksh Energy Pvt Ltd runs .A micro finance institution that brings clean energy projects to poor and rural areas. She made it to Forbes’ international list of 30 Under 30 social entrepreneurs was also selected as a “Future Energy Leader” at the World Energy Council.

4.Ms Mona Mahtani from Hyderabad, Sindh has received International N-Peace Award from Judy Cheng-Hopkins, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon, N-peace Network is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia working on the advancement of women and peace issues .She is an advocate of Inter faith harmony and spends her time running a school and other similar projects advocating peace and educational the youth.

5. Ms Shiza Shahid is a young, female Pakistani educational advocate .A Stanford Grad and former McKinsey consultant; she became Ms Malala Yousafzai Chief Strategist and is the driving force behind The Malala Fund. And has even made it to Forbes.

6. Ms Kalsoom Lakhani is founder and CEO of Invest2Innovate (i2i) , LLC, a global social enterprise intermediary that matches investors with social entrepreneurs in emerging markets beginning in Pakistan and (soon) Bangladesh. By her venture she supports entrepreneurs, engaging mentors & investors, and partnering with local stakeholders, work to build a better enabling environment in Pakistan to encourage investment & entrepreneurship.

7. Ms Saba Gul did her Bachelors, Masters from MIT. She studied Computer Sciences and Economics. She is a successful entrepreneur that runs a nonprofit organization Popinjay, which helps girls, and their families of Pakistan, living below the poverty line to get education.

8. Ms Salma Jafri is who founded her own Content Marking Firm named as WordPL.net in 2008 and now she is working currently with Fortune 100 Companies as a Services Provider.

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http://www.smeda.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=236&Itemid=574

http://codeforpakistan.org/programs/women_and_tech/

http://www.mizlink-pakistan.com/About-Us.html

Cyber Crime

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Cyber CrimeWHAT EXACTLY IS A CYBER CRIME

Cyber crime is one of the biggest threats all over the world. A Cyber crime is Any activity commissioned via computer, digital devices and networks used in the cyber realm, and is facilitated through the internet medium. It can include the distant theft of information belonging to an individual, government or corporate sector through criminal tress-passing into unauthorized remote systems around the world.

It includes from stealing millions of rupees from online bank to harassing and stalking cyber users. Cyber Crime also includes sending viruses on different systems, or posting defamation messages. Cyber crime has now surpassed illegal drug trafficking as a criminal moneymaker . Somebody’s identity is stolen every 3 seconds as a result of cyber crime .  Staying on the identity theft organization such as AASHA which means “hope” are working , helping to root out harassment against women of all ages from the society . “It is unfortunate that people are not educated in respecting other people’s privacy, specifically of women,”

Governing Bodies: 

FIA under NR3C  National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes has the exclusive authority to pursue cyber crimes under PECO, the Pakistan Electronic Crime Ordinance 2007, one of two laws that monitor Pakistan’s cyber space. The other is ETO, the Electronic Transaction Ordinance 2002, that provides for “legal sanctity and protection of e-commerce locally and globally”

Pakistan is one of the few countries where cyber crime laws are still in the pipeline waiting for implementation . Pakistan is currently facing the following types of cyber crimes .

Financial crimes
Cyber/Child pornography
Sale of illegal articles
Online gambling
Intellectual property crimes
Email spoofing
Cyber stalking
Forgery
Unauthorised access to computer systemsnetworks
Theft of information contained in electronic form
Virus/worm attacks
Logic bombs
Trojan attacks
Internet time theft
Password cracking
Buffer overflow

The offences appearing are triable by Court of Sessions, are non-bailable, compoundable and cognizable. Except the offences punishable with imprisonment of seven years or more. The punishment is for persons, groups or organizations who commit terroristic acts with terroristic intent using computers or computer networks.

All these offences are triable by the Information and Communication Technologies Tribunal whose principal seat would be at Islamabad and may hold sittings at other places. Till the time the tribunal is not established all the cases, proceedings and appeals offences appearing below will continue to be heard and decided by the competent forum existing under any law for the time being in force

 Conclusion: 

In the absence of Clearer Cyber Crime laws through which punitive action can be taken against those committing crimes on the cyber world in Pakistan, people are increasingly becoming victims of abuse on social media sites, internet frauds, etc. The complaint of fake Facebook profiles is the most rampant complaint where people created fake a profile of any person, in most cases of girls but men were no exception to this crime.

PML-N legislator Anoosha Rehman Khan, who is a member of the parliamentary committee on technology, receives many complaints of misuse of social media and harassment of women.

“I am very much on to address such concerns,” she said.

She admitted glaring loopholes exist in the legal field regarding child pornography, but said a select committee has been formed in the National Assembly to look into the revival of PECO 2007.

“All un-addressed abuses against women and children and other segments of society, whether through social networking sites or any other form of electronic means, will be addressed in the new PECO,” she assured Dawn newspaper .

However she could not provide a timeline for the urgent task.

http://cyber-crime-law.com/cyber-crime-news-pakistan-it-security-internet-network-information/

http://www.nr3c.gov.pk/faq.html

http://www.nr3c.gov.pk/cybercrime.html

http://www.aasha.org.pk/about_aasha.php