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Cambodian students use social media to teach each other
Cambodian students use social media to teach each other 10 November 2010 Open Institute

Small grant winnersCambodian students and youth are learning how to use Facebook and Twitter over the internet to address the issue of violence against women. Through information-sharing activities, they will teach each other and engage in discussions about gender-based violence; some of which will elaborate strategic plans and suggestions for the national action plan on violence against women. In total, four local organisations will receive funding as part of the APC women’s programmes w...

Women in the “capital of rape” use tech to bring attention to their cause
Women in the “capital of rape” use tech to bring attention to their cause 09 November 2010 Si jeunesse savait

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) capital city of Kinshasa, dubbed the “capital of rape” by the UN special rapporteur Margot Wallström, is a city fraught with violence and remnants of a war-regime. But women in the city are taking charge of their lives and demanding for more security, more services to help women survivors of violence, and an end to the impunity for those who rape, torture and kill women. Si jeunesse savait, a local organisation that works with youth and women in...

A phone call away: Mobile phones help end violence against women in Uganda
A phone call away: Mobile phones help end violence against women in Uganda 04 November 2010 WOUGNET

Women in Uganda’s rural areas will learn about domestic violence against women through the use of different ICT tools to build awareness around the issue, but they will also learn to report and prevent it – and the mobile phone will be playing a big part in their campaigns – from frontline SMS, to around-the-clock hotlines. Other tools being used include web 2.0 and online publis...

Testimonies of women in war-torn Colombia win APC funding
Testimonies of women in war-torn Colombia win APC funding 29 October 2010 Colnodo/CIASE

In one of Colombia’s war-torn areas, women are documenting their testimonies of violence and creating short radio programmes about their life and experiences; meanwhile, in Bogotá’s urban areas, displaced women are learning how to conduct online awareness campaigns about violence against women; and members of the lesbian, gay and transgendered community are using web2.0 to advocate for pea...

Videos, graffiti and photos to prevent violence against women in Brazil
Videos, graffiti and photos to prevent violence against women in Brazil 27 October 2010 Rede Mulher

In Brazil’s major centres Recife/Pernambuco, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, women who have been victims of violence will receive ICT training through a seed grant programme set up by the APC’s Women’s Networking Support Programme (WNSP) as a part of it’s work on the third Millennium Development Goals on equalisty for women. Women’s grassroots organisations in Brazil will use ...

Congolese students and survivors use ICTs to prevent the spread of violence
Congolese students and survivors use ICTs to prevent the spread of violence 27 October 2010 Azur Développement

Survivors of violence (Congo) undergo training and counsellingFive different organisations in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) are receiving small grants as part of the APC Women’s programme’s – Take Back the Tech! to fight violence against women project. Female students, women and girls who have survived violence and abuse will learn how to use different technologies to signal cases ...

Ending violence against women in South African townships
Ending violence against women in South African townships 27 October 2010 Women'sNet

5000 USD have been awarded from the Take Back the Tech! Fund to four outstanding South African Women’s organisations that are set to make an impact on the high levels of violence against women in the country. The four different projects will work with young black women in townships, black lesbians, rural para-legals and survivors of violence to increase awareness, reporting of incidents, and ...

Women's refuges go online and strengthen their off line identity
Women's refuges go online and strengthen their off line identity 27 October 2010 KAH

“Trafficking does exist” pamphlet made at a workshop: Woman in Argentina with a pamphlet made during trainingTAKE BACK THE TECH! FUND WINNERS IN ARGENTINA In Argentina, eight projects were selected to receive $2500USD each. The groups were selected on the basis of their work in gender and ICTs, geographical diversity and their interest in being part of a violence against women netwo...

Mexican girls to promote safe use of Facebook
Mexican girls to promote safe use of Facebook 27 October 2010 Modemmujer/Laneta

Seed grants of $5000 USD are being disbursed to four Mexican non governmental organisations to help end violence against women. The projects work with women and girls from as young as fourteen in Mexico City, Morelos and indigenous communities in Oaxaca. The four projects, which were selected from over 50 applicants, will make videos using cell phones, podcasts and blogs. TAKE BACK THE TECH! F...

Cultivating violence through technology?
Cultivating violence through technology? 11 December 2007 Jac SM Kee

This paper explores the connection between new information communication technologies (ICTs) and violence against women (VAW). From the perspective of representation and rapid dissemination of information and communication enabled through ICTs, the paper looks at domestic violence in the homes, sexual violence and women in conflict affected areas. It presents case studies, strategies and analys...

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