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During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence each year, the APC WNSP calls for everyone – especially women and grrls – to Take Back the Tech! and reclaim technology for the fight against violence against women – using cell phones, instant messengers, blogs, websites, digital cameras, email, podcasts and more.
Initiated in 2006, the campaign creates awareness on how ICTs are connected to violence against women, strengthens the ICT capacity of women’s rights advocates, creates original and varied content and is building a community to strategise around eliminating violence against women through digital platforms.
Campaigners have created their own local “Take Back The Tech!” initiatives in different parts of the world, advancing advocacy and priority issues on violence against women and ICT in specific contexts. They have translated materials in Malay, Czech, Spanish and Portuguese, with new language resources coming in every day.
During the campaign, bloggers are also invited to join ka-BLOG!. For those new to the blogosphere, tutorials and how-to guides share how to start a new blog and how to tag.