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APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize
APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize 19 October 2016 APC

The 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize is awarded to the Malaysian feminist activist, poet and writer Jac sm Kee, for her struggle for women’s right to a free online environment and for an open and equal information society based on the potential of the internet. In the words of the Stieg Larsson Prize jury, “Jac sm Kee is a pioneer in the fight for gender equality. Through her groundbreaking work for digital feminist mobilization and against online gender-based violence, including online harassmen...

“Take Back the Tech! has always been a celebration of women and tech”
“Take Back the Tech! has always been a celebration of women and tech” 04 July 2016 Flavia Fascendini

The Take Back the Tech! (TBTT) 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. “Everything is possible when we work together using tech and connecting different spaces and strategies,” they say. APCNews: TBTT is cel...

Take Back the Tech! wins the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence
Take Back the Tech! wins the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence 20 May 2016

Womanity is proud to announce that the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women goes to the Take Back the Tech! (TBTT!) campaign in Mexico, led by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC, South Africa) and Luchadoras/La Sandía Digital (Mexico). The collaborative campaign, which addresses the wide-spread problem of onli...

A conversation with the Womanity Award Finalists: How ICTs can help prevent violence against women
A conversation with the Womanity Award Finalists: How ICTs can help prevent violence against women 18 March 2016 The Womanity Foundation

During the Global Tech Women Voices Conference, the 2016 Womanity Award Finalists spoke about how they harness ICT/New Media to prevent violence against women.

Take Back the Tech! campaign finalist in the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women
Take Back the Tech! campaign finalist in the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women 01 February 2016

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.

Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya
Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya 21 January 2016

KENYA: Exploring technology-related violence against women This is the sixth in a series of mini editions highlighting the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together major findings, and interviews with the research teams. Drawing on four documented case studies, the Kenya research d...

Facts on #TakeBacktheTech
Facts on #TakeBacktheTech 12 October 2015 APCNews

Since Friday, 9 October 2015, a mounting online attack has been launched against the Twitter hashtag #TakeBacktheTech and associated initiatives. Take Back the Tech! was launched in 2006 by a group of young women in Southeast Asia in response to an increasing recognition that emerging ICT developments like mobile phones and geolocation software were used to extend the violence that women faced ...

Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet
Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet 10 October 2015 APC WRP

On 9 October 2015, misogynists, trolls and a variety of people who associate with the #Gamergate hashtag decided to occupy and corrupt the #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet hashtags by posting thousands of anti-feminist and misogynistic tweets and memes. This attack is the response to a tweet chat organised by the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Best Practice Forum on Countering On...

Gender and Internet Governance eXchange
Gender and Internet Governance eXchange 15 June 2015

APC believes that the integration of a gender, women’s rights and sexual rights perspective into internet governance conversations and processes is essential if the internet is to fulfil its transformational potential for all. Contributing to this vision, between June and September 2015, we held three regional Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX) prior to the regional Internet Gov...

From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women - Summary
From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women - Summary 03 March 2015 Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc. (author) and Richa Kaul Padte (editor) for APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project

Download the pdf file here This is a summary of the research report “From impunity to justice: Domestic legal remedies for cases of technology-related violence against women”, by the Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau. This summary was prepared by Richa Kaul Padte. The research was carried out across seven countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo ...

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