Bolo Bhi means ‘Speak up’, in Urdu. We are a not-for-profit  registered under the Societies Act XXI of 1860. Bolo Bhi is geared towards gender rights, government transparency, internet access, digital security and privacy. We are a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about the same causes and believe it is crucial to bridge the gap between rights advocates, policy makers, media and citizens. It is by bridging this gap that one can move ahead to chart a way forward and resolve issues through consensus.

President

Jehan Ara is the President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA)..She is a motivator, an entrepreneur, a social activist and a strong propagator of extending the power and use of Information and communication technologies beyond pure traditional business, to empower and enable communities. Her blog can be viewed here: In the line of Wire. She can be found on Twitter: @jehan_ara and contacted via email: jehanbolobhiorg

Vice President

Fariha Akhtar – a Software Engineer by profession who works on Card Payment and E-Banking solutions for bread and butter. She strongly believes in harnessing the power of technology for the betterment of community at large so, volunteer for projects such as TakeBackTheTech and other social activism projects and activities that resonate with her. She is also a blogger/live-blogger and a freelance technology writer. She loves baking in her spare time. Her blog can be viewed here. She can be found on Twitter: @farihaak on contacted via email: farihabolobhiorg

Joint Secretary

Rukhsana Ahmed has been a practicing lawyer of the Sindh High Court for the past 16 years. She is also a former judge of the Sindh High Court and is a person of great integrity. Over the years she has put in hours, days and months of blood, sweat and tears into her professional work. There was never any case that was too small or too insignificant. It didn’t matter whether it was a poor person for whom she was handling the case gratis or a corporation that was paying her to fight on their behalf, justice was what she strived for even if it meant burning the midnight oil

Member

Seema Nizam has been an educator for the past 30 years. She is one of a rare breed of educators who teaches with passion and wants to see her students reach their full potential. The patience and dedication she puts into her profession makes her a person that both parents and students adore. Her last teaching assignment for many years was at Froebels in Islamabad. She is now a teacher at the Karachi Grammar School. Seema is extremely concerned about the awareness that young people should have as users and consumers of technology.