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4 September 2017 | Updated on 9 February 2024

All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! is a four-year project from 2017 to 2020 being coordinated by APC’s Women's Rights Programme (WRP) under the All Women Count consortium. Funded through the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the consortium is led by Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA), with APC, UHAI EASHRI, and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) as co-implementing partners.

The consortium’s concern is violence against women, in particular violence experienced by women, girls and trans* people at risk (LBT, sex workers and women and girls with disabilities). As such, the consortium will strengthen the ability of global South-based human rights organisations and activists to advance legal and policy responses to VAW, change harmful social norms, and build the capacity of women, girls and trans* people at risk to combat violence and advocate for their rights.

What are the intended outcomes of the project?
  1. Strengthened voices and more connected communities of all women so that they can challenge norms, values and power structures and push back against violence against them.

  2. All women are able to enjoy freedom and opportunities by being able to access and assert their rights to public spaces and resources.

  3. A global South alliance of partners, their constituencies, other movements and CSOs to shape and influence approaches/agendas within communities, policy and legal advocacy domains to address VAW.

APC WRP's primary aim in this project is to challenge harmful social norms that contribute to the perpetuation of gender-based violence online; in particular, to identify, understand and analyse internet culture(s) that contribute to the circulation of harmful social norms.

Year one of the project (2017) focuses on identifying and working with country partners to undertake deep and focused research which will inform and support the development of strategies around how to create counter discourses through popular/subversive/mainstream content production, which will take place in years two, three and four.

Expected interventions include;

  • A TBTT-themed boot camp

  • Thematic editions of

  • TBTT festivals and campaigns

  • Workshops to include discussion and analysis of how norms, values and power structures impact experiences of VAW online and offline

  • Allocation of small grants for work with local TBTT community initiatives to develop creative engagement and communications outputs.