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Take Back the Tech! campaign wins ITU award for gender equality in tech

Posted Tue 28 Oct 2014 - 14:42 | 2,099 views
APC's Take Back the Tech! campaign was globally aclaimed for its “efforts to reduce threats online and building women's confidence and security in the use of ICTs,” winning first place on this first edition of the prize from over 360 nominations and 37 finalists from more than 70 countries under category 6. The Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-Tech) Award is an annual special ITU-...

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How technology informs my activism: A conversation with gender and technology activists in Barcelona

Posted Mon 27 Oct 2014 - 15:27 | 14,651 views
Interviewed during the APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, gender and technology activists Anne Roth, Hilary Goldstein, Marie Githini, and Sarah Marland, talked about how technology informs their activism and what turns them on about technology.

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Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws

Posted Tue 14 Oct 2014 - 18:56 | 2,564 views
For years now, the topic of violence against women that is happening through ICT has not been “attractive” enough for our local media. Even with the rise of the number of our mapped cases and educational trainings held, they simply did not seem to care enough to publish our case studies, much less, to do an interview on the topic. Up until this July.
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Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Take back the tech!

Posted Thu 10 Jul 2014 - 13:13 | 13,908 views
That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech! Read the full call to action!

Join us in the Campaign: What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women?

Posted Thu 10 Jul 2014 - 12:56 | 3,610 views
That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! These sites have made some effort to respond to user concerns. But they haven't done enough, especially for women outside of the narrow scope of the US and Europe. This is about us and our rights. Violence stifles freedom of expression, and we can work together to develop...

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Join us in the Campaign: What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women?

Posted Thu 10 Jul 2014 - 12:38 | 3,635 views
That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech!

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Turn an idea into action: Clap to Take Back the Tech!

Posted Tue 6 May 2014 - 19:01 | 1,913 views
City-level Take Back the Tech! exchanges on strategic, creative use of tech for community-based solutions will bring together unusual suspects to share experiences and expertise in order to develop creative tech solutions to complicated issues of safety, spaces and gender. Support us by applauding this idea and help it make it to the challenge shortlist!

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The coming of (digital) age: How African feminists are using the internet to change women's lives

Posted Mon 5 May 2014 - 13:24 | 11,665 views
In this article, the writer Minna Salami states that while the digital wave is marked by more diversity than previous feminist waves, with people of all walks of life contributing, it is nevertheless predominantly the ways that white/western feminists challenge patriarchal structures using the internet that has garnered attention. "However, important milestones of the global feminist struggle go...

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Jac sm Kee on Take Back the Tech! @ CSW58: Access and control of technology is critical to advance on women´s rights

Posted Mon 17 Mar 2014 - 18:33 | 4,755 views
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics spoke with Jac SM Kee, Manager of the Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications at the event "ICTs and the Internet as Powerful Means in Advancing Women's Rights and Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges" which took place in New York at the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58).

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Join People Links Digital Gatherings to discuss technology related violence against women

Posted Fri 14 Mar 2014 - 14:52 | 3,258 views
Join us on Thursday, March 27th from 6-7pm EST and 4-5 CT-MexDF to discuss technology related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from the APC's Women´s Rights Programme.