Take Back the Tech!

Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry
Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry 15 March 2017

In India, there are gender barriers that uniquely prevent women from accessing technology right from an early age.

Women in tech: We want to share your stories!
Women in tech: We want to share your stories! 13 February 2017

On 23 February tech companies and organisations will face a Distributed Denial of Women, a general strike to show how important women are to the tech industry. In support of this action, Take Back the Tech! wants to make sure the industry understands how to change the toxic culture that affects women and other marginalised people.

V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina
V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 January 2017

Initiated in 2006, the campaign Take Back the Tech! in Bosnia and Herzegovina has greatly contributed to raising awareness of how ICTs are connected to violence against women, and it has strengthened the ICT capacity of women’s rights advocates, while creating original and varied content.    

At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC
At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC 13 January 2017

Take Back The Tech! celebrates 10 years of working with grassroots movements around the world to take control of technology to end violence against women. Throughout the year Take Back the Tech!    

Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends
Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends 26 August 2014

This study seeks to explore recent legislative developments aimed at addressing and providing avenues of redress for technology-related violence against women. We explore the objectives, structure and application of four domestic legislative responses to different forms of violence against women, seeking to understand how domestic legislatures are responding to increasing awareness of violence ...

End violence research: Case summaries from country reports
End violence research: Case summaries from country reports 26 August 2014

The following case summaries are excerpted from “End violence against women: Country reports”, which involve seven countries and are part of research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) beginning in 2013.

Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women?
Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women? 05 August 2014

What is the issue? Women visit social media sites more often than men and spend more time on them. Women send more tweets and share more posts. Women drive content, advertising and engagement, but by simply showing up on these platforms, they also face violence, with little support on the part of companies that profit from them. Although Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have made some effort to r...

End violence project: Two years and going strong
End violence project: Two years and going strong 25 July 2014

The APC project “End violence: Women´s rights and safety online” is now into its third year and is proving to be a project worth being involved in. During its second year in 2013 alone, 1264 women leaders received training on mapping technology-related violence against women. Join us on this look through the most relevant achievements of the initiative in 2013.    

Take Back the Tech! campaign receives honorary mention in Prix Ars Electronica 2014
Take Back the Tech! campaign receives honorary mention in Prix Ars Electronica 2014 02 June 2014

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with an honorary mention in the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica under the “Digital Communities” category. This category focuses on the wide-ranging social and artistic impact of internet technology and sheds light on the political and artistic potential of digital and networked systems.