Take Back the Tech!
All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! is a four-year project from 2017 to 2020 being coordinated by APC’s Women's Rights Programme (WRP) under the All Women Count consortium. The consortium’s concern is violence against women, in particular violence experienced by women, girls and trans* people at risk. As such, the consortium will strengthen the ability of global South-based human rights organisations and activists to advance legal and policy responses to VAW, change harmful social n...
In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Although Facebook has made some improvements, these documents confirm that it's often one step forward, one step back, as the platform continues to censor women's agency, especially women of colour and especially in relation to activism, while letting harassment flourish.
When you receive calls at all hours from women desperate to get intimate photos shared without consent taken offline, it's a relief to hear about Facebook's latest move to address the distribution of non-consensual intimate images. Finally!
As the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, we express our outrage at the vicious attacks directed against Bondita Acharya, the northeast India regional coordinator of Human Rights Defenders Alert and a member of the Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression network.
Muavin is a concept developed by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD); a digital tool to help push back on cyberbullying, harassment and online violence, especially targeted at vulnerable groups.
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.
The Take Back the Tech! campaign, along with Luchadoras and La Sandía Digital from Mexico, recently won the Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women. Lulú Barrera and Erika Smith, from Luchadoras and APC respectively, shared with APCNews what is next, and what this recognition means in the context of TBTT’s 10th anniversary.
The Womanity Foundation will provide three years of support to two awardees that will be announced in May 2016. APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign is honoured to be a finalist for the Womanity Award together with its scale-up partner La Sandia Digital from Mexico and their project Luchadoras, and congratulates all the other finalists of this prestigious award.
The DRC and Kenya are in focus in a series of country editions sharing the findings of the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online“ research.