Take Back the Tech!

Good questions on technology-related violence
Good questions on technology-related violence 29 January 2015 Namita Malhotra for APC's "End violence: Women's rights and safety online" project

Between April 2013 and June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) carried out its multi-country research exploring the adequacy and effectiveness of domestic legal remedies and corporate policies/redress mechanisms to address the issue of technology-related violence against women (VAW). This paper draws on the final research reports from that project, and highlights some of the main findings of the research papers. Table of contents IntroductIon 1. What is technology-rela...

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech
Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech 28 October 2014 Flavia Fascendini

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was globally acclaimed for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women’s confidence and security in the use of ICTs,” winning first place in this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries under category 6. The Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology (GEM-Tech) Award is an annual special ITU-UN Women joint achievement award for outstanding performers and role models in gender eq...

End violence: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online
End violence: Internet intermediaries and violence against women online 26 August 2014 Carly Nyst for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project

A recent report, “Internet intermediaries and violence against women online” released by the Association for Progressive Communications for the End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project, analyses the policies and redress framework of the three major internet intermediaries: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in regard to violence against women online. Research overview This stud...

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

In its third year, APC’s End violence: Women´s rights and safety online project project has caught the eye of high-level policy makers as well as local activists. With support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and a strong alliance with partners in seven countries, many women around the world gained awareness on tech-related violence against women and skills to protect themse...

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 as well as on the latest developments in social software, user-generated content, mobile communications, mash-ups and location-based services. Take B...

End violence: Women's rights and safety online
End violence: Women's rights and safety online 20 August 2012

Online violence against women is an overt expression of the gender discrimination and inequality that exists offline. Online, it becomes amplified. (Jac sm Kee) Since 2005, APC been working to strengthen the capacity of women’s rights activists and organisations to use technology tools in their work to end violence against women and to respond to the growing incidence of technology-related ...

MDG3 Take Back the Tech! Fund
MDG3 Take Back the Tech! Fund 13 October 2010

The Take Back the Tech! Fund which is providing small grants of up to USD 5000 USD each to over sixty local, primarily community based organisations to implement projects that use ICTs to end violence against women and building their capacity to do so. Grantees include a project to build the capacity of a group of young black lesbians in South Africa to document violence against lesbian women a...

Digital storytelling
Digital storytelling 07 June 2010

  "If I had to say what was the most significant impact that APC has had on my organisation in the last four years, I would have to choose digital storytelling." (Valentina Pellizzer, OneWorld Platform, Bosnia and Herzegovina) What is digital storytelling? As feminists, we believe that telling stories does not have to be “contracted out” to others; it is far more powerful and transform...

MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women
MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women 18 February 2009

  How technology is being used to perpetuate violence against women… The World Health Organisation states that women are disproportionately the victims of violence worldwide The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and denigrating images in online spaces are aimed at women and come from partners or former male partners Both men and women are affect...

Member Exchange and Travel Fund
Member Exchange and Travel Fund 17 December 2007

Table of contents 1. Purpose of the METF 2. What does the METF support? 3. Who is eligible for METF support? 4. General principles guiding usage of the METF 5. When and how to apply 5.1 Eligibility criteria for submitting applications 5.2 What information should be in the application? 6. How does the selection process work? 6.1 METF support criteria 6.2 Transparency in the application proc...

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