Women's rights advocates and feminists who work on violence against women have used information and communications technologies (ICTs) strategically and tactically in our advocacy and organising. From documenting violence and abuse through the use of technology, to disseminating information and knowledge, to mobilising support and networks, to lobbying for legal and policy change - these efforts are critical in strengthening the efforts in ending violence against women. As a result, there is a rich diversity of information available on all forms of violence against women. These include facts and statistics, analysis from different perspectives, campaigns and petitions, cultural material and messages, strategies and guides on how to counter specific acts of violence and more. We are able to find, build and share a wide range of information and tactics and work collaboratively to end violence against women all over the world.
However, much of the information available on the internet is still predominantly in English. If you don't speak English, your ideas can be marginalised and your perspectives less heard. In the same way, you may not be able to access, make use of and grow knowledge and information that are available in English.
Take back the tech! Grow diversity! Support the efforts of women's rights activists and translate and share their work. Widen the reach of information, knowledge and perspectives on how to end violence against women to different parts of the world! Learn more about the action that is part of Take back the tech! Campaign.