On Monday 25 May from 13:00 to 14:00 UTC (9:00 am EST), the UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office will interview Sara Baker, APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign coordinator, for #OrangeDay, to discuss crucial issues related to technology and violence against women and girls.
The UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as “Orange Day”, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls. This month, the focus is on how technology can be used to end violence against women.
During the interview, we will present research, tools, programmes and activism aimed at ending technology-based violence against women and girls. See the resource list below to learn more about the subjects we will address.
Take Back the Tech! invites journalists, feminists, sexual rights and internet rights activists, women from organisations working on violence against women, and anyone else who wants to participate to join us for this unique opportunity. Come and ask your own questions!
Journalists interested in violence against women, technology and internet rights issues are encouraged to participate and send their questions.
Follow @UNICPretoria, @takebackthetech, and @GenderITorg. Use #OrangeDay and #takebackthetech.
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Background information and useful resources
Take Back the Tech!
From impunity to justice: Exploring corporate and legal remedies for technology-related violence against women
UN Women Virtual Knowledge Centre to end violence against women and girls
Circle of 6, an app to help you connect with your friends to stay safe and prevent violence before it happens
UNDP publication, New Technology and the Prevention of Violence and Conflict
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About the Take Back the Tech! campaign
Take Back the Tech! is a collaborative campaign to reclaim information and communication technologies (ICT) to end violence against women (VAW). The campaign calls on all ICT users – especially women and girls – to take control of technology and use it for activism against gender-based violence.
About the Association for Progressive Communications
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is an international network and non-profit organisation founded in 1990 that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve lives and create a more just world.
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