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Did Facebook finally figure out that consent is more important than nipples?
Did Facebook finally figure out that consent is more important than nipples? 04 May 2017 Erika Smith in collaboration with Fungai Machirori

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! 

Women Human Rights Defenders condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya
Women Human Rights Defenders condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya 02 May 2017

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.

Deploying design thinking techniques to develop solutions for any given problem
Deploying design thinking techniques to develop solutions for any given problem 13 March 2017 Asad Baig, Media Matters for Democracy

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.

Women in tech: We want to share your stories!
Women in tech: We want to share your stories! 13 February 2017 TBTT

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.

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 fo...

“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! 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.

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

Take Back the Tech! campaign and Luchadoras/Sandia Digital (Mexico) won the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women. The TBTT campaign was selected by an expert panel including Womanity President Yann Borgstedt, Diana Barran, Chief Executive of SafeLives, Ceri Hayes, Director of Gender Matters, Abir Oreibi, CEO of LIFT, and Jane Seager, Counsel at Hogan Lovells LLP. &nb...

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 speak 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

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.    

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