2010 Systers Pass It On Award Winner
Community Technology Center for Women
Iffat is a youth activist and researcher based in Pakistan and a member of the Pakistan IT Policy Working Group. Her PIO award-funded project,Community Technology Center for Women, will enable her to establish a technology center for capacity building of young women from Layyah City and nearby villages in the remote part of the Punjab province in Pakistan. The technology center will empower them through provision of training in the use of modern Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in an enabling environment where they will have low-cost access to computers and Internet under guidance and supervision. It will also provide them with a platform which acts as a resource center for education and discussion about emerging issues, such as the perils of security and privacy issues when submitting and sharing their data online.