Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech! launches annual 16-day campaign to take control of technology to end violence against women
Take Back the Tech! launches annual 16-day campaign to take control of technology to end violence against women 25 November 2019 Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech! is a campaign that reclaims the internet and women's often ignored herstory with technology, exploring and encouraging the creative use of digital technologies to denounce and eliminate online gender-based violence (GBV). Its name echoes back to the Take Back the Night marches all over the world, where women reclaimed public streets as their own, especially at night when they were told to stay inside because it wasn't safe. Today, the streets of the internet are increasing...

APC Annual Report 2018
APC Annual Report 2018 22 October 2019

APC's 2018 Annual Report offers an engaging dive into one year in the network's life. It’s been a year of intense work and satisfaction at APC, through community networks in rural villages in Cauca, Colombia, and Mankosi, South Africa; digital rights campaigns in Lebanon, Macedonia and Kenya; rights-based policy advocacy in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chile and Mexico; film production in Myanmar; a regional feminist internet meeting in Serbia; feminist learning communities in El Salvado...

A look into one year of APC's impact: About roots, flowers and moving tiles
A look into one year of APC's impact: About roots, flowers and moving tiles 19 October 2019 Flavia Fascendini

APC's 2018 Annual Report offers an engaging dive into one year in the network's life. However, as comprehensive as it is, it is just a sample of the multifaceted and tireless work we all do at APC. As APC's executive director Chat Garcia Ramilo said in her introduction to this report, it is a compendium of "stories about how APC collectively strives for change," from what Bishakha Dat...

Making a feminist internet with the APC community in 2018: Raising awareness, strengthening networks and building capacity through workshops, research and advocacy
Making a feminist internet with the APC community in 2018: Raising awareness, strengthening networks and building capacity through workshops, research and advocacy 13 June 2019 Gabrielle Willms

Fighting for a free and open internet for all involves recognising the many ways that online access and experience are affected by identity and social position. This understanding has not only informed but motivated the work of APC and its community throughout our existence. Our projects always seek, in one way or another, to level the digital playing field. One of the most significant factors ...

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can we effectively campaign for freedom of expression?
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can we effectively campaign for freedom of expression? 07 May 2019 APCNews

Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are key issues in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, media organisations do not always cover the Agenda and the numerous initiatives behind it, which leaves them unknown to the greater public. How can we bridge these gaps between key human rights initiatives and the wider public, with the help of the media? To addr...

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 commu...

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 ...

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...

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