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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 publishing tools, as well as radio. Four organisations that work with women and ICTs are being awarded wit...

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...

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

Five 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 of abuse, build awareness around their experiences and help su...

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

As part of its work on the third millennium development goal to end violence against women (VAW), the APC women’s programme is giving out seed grants to grass roots organisations in 12 countries. South African partner and coordinator Women’sNet is implementing the small grants and distributing them to four innovative projects that are as varied as the communities they will be worki...

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

When Espacios de la Mujer which runs three day women´s centres for victims of violence on the outskirts of Buenos Aires first became involved in APC’s Take Back the Tech! Campaign last year they confessed to having no idea about ICTs or what value they could have. And they made mistakes including trying to teach their staff how to use a computer using one computer and a projector! Howeve...

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.

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 Millennium Development Goals (MDG3): Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women. Seed grants of about 2800 ...