Take Back the Tech!

Conversations with campaigners: Looking back at 2018’s Take Back the Tech!
Conversations with campaigners: Looking back at 2018’s Take Back the Tech! 19 February 2019 APCNews

Each year, Take Back the Tech! brings together activists and organisations from around the world for 16 days to discuss, raise awareness and develop strategies to address the issue of online gender-based violence (GBV). The campaign aims to empower women and girls to take control of technology, advance the conversation around digital rights and risks, and connect and strengthen the global community of digital feminists.  Under the theme of “Magic Formulas”, the 2018 campaign, wh...

What is a feminist approach to research and documentation of online gender-based violence?
What is a feminist approach to research and documentation of online gender-based violence? 19 February 2019 Seyi Akiwowo, executive director of Glitch, for Take Back the Tech!

As we embark on a new year of #metoo and other forms of powerful testimonial movements such as #survivingRKelly, the wisdom shared in January’s Take Back the Tech! webinar was an important learning opportunity and reminder of how we can contribute to collective wellbeing and care in our movement. Take Back the Tech! kicked off the New Year with a Reboot Webinar on documentation and reporting for researchers, journalists and feminist thinkers. Fundamental questions such as how researchers an...

Localising the Feminist Principles of the Internet in the Philippines with the Foundation for Media Alternatives
Localising the Feminist Principles of the Internet in the Philippines with the Foundation for Media Alternatives 18 February 2019 Take Back the Tech!

For this year’s Take Back the Tech!, Philippines-based APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) spotlighted the work of local activists on social media, ran workshops with university students and participated in a radio show, among other activities, to bring attention to the problem of online gender-based violence (GBV). FMA shared  some campaign highlights with ...

Raising youth awareness and seeking support for “policies that favour a feminist internet”: Taking back the tech with CITAD
Raising youth awareness and seeking support for “policies that favour a feminist internet”: Taking back the tech with CITAD 18 February 2019 Take Back the Tech!

Nigeria-based Take Back the Tech! campaigner Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organised a number of activities, both online and offline, for the latest campaign, including workshops for young women in secondary schools and radio and television segments on digital rights and risks online. They even developed a lexicon for online gender-based violence. We caught up with C...

The ABC of taking back the tech: Colnodo's 16 days of activism
The ABC of taking back the tech: Colnodo's 16 days of activism 09 January 2019 Take Back the Tech

This year, Colnodo put together an action-packed 16-day campaign for Take Back the Tech! (TBTT), featuring everything from e-books to podcasts to human rights workshops. We spoke with Canadian intern Catherine Joubert, who was heavily involved in planning and executing Colnodo’s TBTT campaign, about the highlights of the initiative and how Colnodo aims to grow and develop in terms of educatin...

16 voices for 16 days: One World Platform takes back the tech!
16 voices for 16 days: One World Platform takes back the tech! 07 January 2019 Take Back the Tech!

During the 16 days of Take Back the Tech, APC members from around the world raise awareness and build understanding around online gender-based violence (GBV) through various projects specific to their local contexts. We had a chance to catch up with one of these organisations, One World Platform (OWP), based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose campaign this year highlighted the concerns, ideas and...

13 manifestations of gender-based violence using technology
13 manifestations of gender-based violence using technology 15 November 2018 Take Back the Tech!, Luchadoras and SocialTIC

APC's Take Back the Tech! project worked closely with Luchadoras and SocialTIC, campaigners in Mexico, to develop an illustrated list of manifestations of online gender-based violence based on case documentation. You can access it at the GenderIT.org website here. Use it in your work and activism, and please share it widely!

Take Back the Tech! Magic formulas: Feminist strategies against online gender-based violence
Take Back the Tech! Magic formulas: Feminist strategies against online gender-based violence 01 November 2018 Take Back the Tech

Start with survivors and activists. Stir in technologists, digital security trainers, designers, artists, filmmakers and writers. Add a healthy dose of feminism. Go ahead and add an extra spoonful! Cook until you can’t wait any longer. Your anti-GBV movement is ready! Get it while it’s hot! Campaigners in the Take Back the Tech! network blend their skills, talents and knowledge into change-...

Job call: Ending Online Gender-based Violence project coordinator
Job call: Ending Online Gender-based Violence project coordinator 25 May 2018

The Women's Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is looking for a feminist movement builder, dynamic communicator and experienced project coordinator with a background in ending gender-based violence, to join APC’s virtual team. The Ending Online Gender-based Violence project coordinator will be responsible for strengthening and growing APC's network of act...

Voices of change: International Women's Day
Voices of change: International Women's Day 08 March 2018 Take Back the Tech!

Strikes, marches, stories. Women make change in many ways. Every day we are surviving and resisting, and on 8 March of every year we come together to celebrate our hard work and use our collective power to initiate changes that further cement women's human rights. We're going to spend the day celebrating women who use tech for change. Join us on Twitter with #takebackthetech and let us know abo...

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