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Take Back The Tech! Questions & answers session (video, 33mins)

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 17:32 | 3,516 views
Jan Moolman facilitates the Questions & Answers session at the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's rights" event at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women, on 25 February 2011.

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Transforming landscape of women's communication rights (video, 18mins)

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 16:29 | 4,221 views
Jac sm Kee talks about the Take Back The Tech! campaign, as well as introduces the Erotics - Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet - project. Jac presents examples from Brazil, Lebanon, India and South Africa illustrating how the queer movement is using the internet for mobilising and for the exercise of sexual rights. She also explains how the Take Back The Tech! campaign connects...

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Power of communication - addressing violence in post-conflict situation (video, 16mins)

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 15:40 | 4,870 views
Harriet Musoke presents the work of Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) and their approach to technology in addressing violence in post-conflict situation. Isis-WICCE is one of more than sixty groups funded by 'Take Back the Tech! small grants' fund, and using information technologies in their work to end violence against women. This presentation was part...

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Feminist Tech Exchange - using technology in activism on women's rights (video, 15mins)

Posted Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 15:03 | 5,138 views
Dafne Plou presents on how dozens of Feminist Technology Exchanges - a series of capacity building workshops - are building the skills of women's rights organisations to use information and communication technologies in campaigning, monitoring and documentation to end violence against women. This presentation was part of the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's...

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I don't forward violence

Posted Fri 25 Feb 2011 - 13:11 | 3,421 views
How many times have you received a forwarded message that contains photographs or a video of someone being violated or humiliated? What do you do with it? The action “I Don't Forward Violence” calls on internet and mobile phone users to take action to create an online and offline culture that does not tolerate misogynist or violent images of women and girls. It was launched by APC WNSP in...

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Join the 'Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights' panel debate @ CSW 2011

Posted Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 14:00 | 3,017 views
On Friday 25 February, join the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme in a panel discussion - 'Take Back the Tech!: Reclaiming Technology for Women's Rights'. The APC WNSP will also be launching “I Don't Forward Violence” - a new action under the Take Back the Tech! campaign. “I Don't Forward Violence” calls on internet and mobile phone users to take...

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How technology is being used to perpetrate violence against women – and to fight it

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 22:30 | 4,124 views
This briefing relies on new research into how new technologies are being used by abusers and by women fighting back. The cases were uncovered in research commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in 12 developing countries in 2009, unless an additional website reference is included.

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16x16:Cambodia - ICTs light to no VAW

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 22:18 | 3,381 views
16 slides x 16 seconds idea follows the Pecha-Kucha presentation format which is 20 x 20 - we've adapted it to 16 for the 16 days of activism against gender violence. It draw the story of how violence against women (VAW) and ICTs link together in Cambodia. The presentation highlights top 3 VAW issues for Cambodian women - domestic violence, rape, and human trafficking. It also unfold how...

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Technologies for transformation : combating violence against women in the Congo

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 11:41 | 9,565 views
The work of the APC WNSP with organisations in Congo provides invaluable real life experiences that can be useful in discussions at international forums like the upcoming fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) whose theme this year is women, technology and education, according to Selina L Mudavanhu. She examines projects under the MDG3 Take Back the Tech! small grants...

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Congo: Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 - 11:39 | 3,502 views
In Congo, Sylvie Niombo explores the intersection of VAW and ICTs, where mobile phone use appears to be the primary vehicle used to perpetrate VAW using ICTs. SMS and phone calls are used by some men to harass women and girls. Male monitoring of women’s use of mobile phones leads to blurring of privacy issues and power relations between men and women are reflected by who has the resources to buy...