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Introducing myself and my journal: FarQuest

About Me:
I'm an ordinary girl from Pakistan who is a Software Engineer by day and a blogger/live blogger (1st technology live blogger of Pakistan) as well as an activist by night. I find issues pertaining to human rights specially women rights close to my heart so 'am often found talking about them online and more recently offline as well at different events and through magazines. Being a tech professional I'm passionate about harnessing the power of technology for the betterment of community at large.So, I have become part of the TakeBackTheTech campaign which aims to encourage the use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) to fight VAW(Violence Against Women) and also to enable women to use ICTs safely.

My Passions:
Technology, Online Activism, Women Issues, Online Privacy and Security, ICTs for Development

My Challenges:
Not just surviving but thriving in a male dominated society of Pakistan, Reaching out to and empowering not just urban but also rural women folk

My Vision for the Future:
My dream is to have a world where both genders are equally loved and respected.

My Areas of Expertise:
Software Development, Online Privacy, VAW in Pakistan


Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


Fariha Akhtar's picture

RE:Hey there! Welcome to


Thanks for such a warm welcome, I'm sure I'm going to have to great time here meeting so many amazing women from all around the world.

olutosin's picture


How do you do may lovely lady, I will love to connect with you too................Loads of love.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


Fariha Akhtar's picture


Hey there, I'm doing good Alhamdulilah. Lovely to connect with you too and oh I'm passionate about TakeBackTheTech and you about TakeBackTheTray :-) Wud be glad to here TakeBackTheTray story. Much love!

Iffat Gill's picture

Nice to meet you!


Great to see someone working on women rights and ICTs development and online privacy issues from Pakistan. I have worked on similar project for young people in the past. Most of the women I met are those who blindly upload their everyday activities, locations and events photographs on social networking sites without understanding the pros and cons of it. I have a friend who is among those people who uploads pictures of every day activities, with date, location and sometimes face by face tagging of even children. And this i such a dangerous practice. Not only is it a risky behavior but also invades the privacy of friends and family members who do not wish to be tagged and give that much information to third parties. So much needs to be done to raise awareness especially among women about how their pictures might be used/misused by these websites where they spend hours of a day!

wish you luck with your work!
Best wishes.

Iffat Gill

Fariha Akhtar's picture

RE: Nice to meet you!

Hello Rose,

It's a great pleasure for me too to have come across you and even more pleasing to know that you have worked in areas of cyber safety. I really look forward to interact more with you and perhaps meet you in person too someday :)

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