Take Back the Tech!

Voices of change: International Women's Day
Voices of change: International Women's Day 08 March 2018 Take Back the Tech!

Strikes, marches, stories. Women make change in many ways. Every day we are surviving and resisting, and on 8 March of every year we come together to celebrate our hard work and use our collective power to initiate changes that further cement women's human rights. We're going to spend the day celebrating women who use tech for change. Join us on Twitter with #takebackthetech and let us know about the women and gender-variant folks using tech for activism in your community. Who is developing n...

APC.org top 10 most read stories in 2017
APC.org top 10 most read stories in 2017 21 December 2017 APCNews

What have our readers liked most during this year that is coming to an end? Check these stories out if you haven't had a chance to read them yet! What do we want to accomplish in 2017? For years, the internet has had a transformative effect throughout the world. Despite the increasing curbs on freedoms and rights, APC will continue to work on promoting access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world. Cameroon maintains internet shutdown despite internation...

Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry
Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry 15 March 2017 Radhika Radhakrishnan for GenderIT.org

In India, there are gender barriers that uniquely prevent women from accessing technology right from an early age. From an intersectional perspective, such gender barriers overlap with economic, cultural, and class barriers for women from marginalised backgrounds. For women to be creators of technology and decision-makers, we need to first address such barriers so as to not be closed off within...

Women in tech: We want to share your stories!
Women in tech: We want to share your stories! 13 February 2017 TBTT

As a woman or non-binary person, have you faced discrimination in the tech industry? How did you find support? Did the experience change you? What advice do you have for other women, queer, and non-binary folks – or for the IT sector to help them get their act together? On 23 February tech companies and organisations will face a Distributed Denial of Women, a general strike to show how import...

V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina
V for Vale: 10 year journey of TBTT! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 January 2017 Lamia Kosovic

Initiated in 2006, the campaign Take Back the Tech! in Bosnia and Herzegovina has greatly contributed to raising awareness of how ICTs are connected to violence against women, and it has strengthened the ICT capacity of women’s rights advocates, while creating original and varied content. At the same time, BiH Take Back the Tech! and their campaigners have worked actively on building a commun...

At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC
At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC 13 January 2017 Tarryn Booysen

Take Back The Tech! celebrates 10 years of working with grassroots movements around the world to take control of technology to end violence against women. Throughout the year Take Back the Tech! (TBTT) has mini campaigns, however the biggest is 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (November 25 – December 10 each year). Campaigners from all around the globe join in with creative a...

End violence research: Case summaries from country reports
End violence research: Case summaries from country reports 26 August 2014 APC

The following case summaries are excerpted from “End violence against women: Country reports”, which involve seven countries and are part of research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) beginning in 2013. End violence against women research focuses on tech-related violence, from mobile phones to the internet. Additi...

Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends
Technology-related violence against women – Recent legislative trends 26 August 2014 Carly Nyst for the End violence: Women's rights and safety online project

This study seeks to explore recent legislative developments aimed at addressing and providing avenues of redress for technology-related violence against women. We explore the objectives, structure and application of four domestic legislative responses to different forms of violence against women, seeking to understand how domestic legislatures are responding to increasing awareness of violence ...

Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women?
Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women? 05 August 2014 Take Back the Tech!

What is the issue? Women visit social media sites more often than men and spend more time on them. Women send more tweets and share more posts. Women drive content, advertising and engagement, but by simply showing up on these platforms, they also face violence, with little support on the part of companies that profit from them. Although Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have made some effort to r...

End violence project: Two years and going strong
End violence project: Two years and going strong 25 July 2014 FF and TB

In its third year, APC’s End violence: Women´s rights and safety online project project has caught the eye of high-level policy makers as well as local activists. With support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and a strong alliance with partners in seven countries, many women around the world gained awareness on tech-related violence against women and skills to protect themse...

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