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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. The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on so...

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

On 9th of 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 Best Practice Forum on Countering Online Violence and Abuse, to discuss the impact of such violence. This online attack against feminist ...

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 Gove...

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

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 present report seeks to examine existing domestic legal remedies for survivors of technology-related violence against women (VAW) to access justi...

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 written by Namita Malhotra draws heavily on the final research reports from t...

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 on this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries.    

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. These case stu...

Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women?
Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women? 05 August 2014 Take Back the Tech!

“Our research and our work with women around the world has shown us that many social media platforms do not respond adequately to women facing violence online. With this campaign, we want to amplify women’s voices on this issue and find solutions that work,” explains Sara Baker, Take Back the Tech! campaign coordinator.

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

The APC project “End violence: Women´s rights and safety online” is now into its third year and is proving to be a project worth being involved in. During its second year in 2013 alone, 1264 women leaders received training on mapping technology-related violence against women. Join us on this look through the most relevant achievements of the initiative in 2013.    

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 and sheds light on the political and artistic potential of digital and networked systems.  

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