Voices from digital spaces: Technology related violence against women

Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 09:52 | 24,173 views

Drawing on findings from APC's MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women's rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.


The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association and the internet: Submission to the UN HRC by APC

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2012 - 11:16 | 4,775 views
In this submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly, Association for Progressive Communication (APC) acknowledges the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association to be together with the right to freedom of expression at the core of a democratic and open society and makes recommendations for how these rights can be promoted and…


Take Back The Tech! Be safe

Posted Thu 15 Dec 2011 - 02:58 | 6,689 views
The Take Back the Tech! Be Safe website section offers tips and ideas on steps women and girls can take to make their online experiences safer. It addresses security issues regarding privacy (emails, online chats, password protection, mobile phones), prevention of cyberstalking or secure online browsing.

Taking control of technology to end violence against women

Posted Thu 15 Dec 2011 - 02:30 | 6,207 views
As the year comes to a close, is bringing you one more special edition, this time on the recent Take Back the Tech! campaign. The 2011 campaign shed new light on the issue of technology-mediated violence against women, through its documenting and evidence-building efforts. The edition gathers an impressive amount of articles which capture the nature of this year´s Take Back the…


Take Back the Tech! online mapping platform

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 10:42 | 7,266 views
This mapping platform is part of the Take Back the Tech! campaign, and provides a space for the documenting and monitoring of experiences and stories of women and girls who faced violence against women (VAW) online or through the use of mobile phone technologies. The interactive map monitors technology-related VAW according to five broad categories: the type of VAW, the act of violation (what the…


Take Back the Tech! campaign now a global movement

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 04:28 | 17,446 views
Since its inception in 2006, the Take Back the Tech! campaign has grown into a global movement. Women everywhere are using technology to combat gender-based violence, and assert their rights to free and open online spaces. Despite its global reach, the Take Back the Tech! campaign is designed to be adapted to local issues and local circumstances. This year the campaign is focusing on building…

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Mapping the intersection of technology and gender-based violence

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 04:00 | 13,406 views
On 25 November 2011, Take Back The Tech! campaign launched an interactive map that allows internet users to share their stories, local news and personal experiences of gender-based violence they faced online or through the use of mobile phone technologies. As of 7 December, the map has recorded 103 stories from across the globe, with the majority of stories coming from Africa, Latin America and…

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From Clock Square to StreetWatch: mapping sexual harassment in Palestina

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 02:08 | 10,327 views
Dalia Othman, a researcher and human rights activist, reports on a new initiative in Ramallah, Palestina, that uses online mapping and mobile phone technology to allow women to combat sexual harassment in the streets.

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It's time to stand up and be counted

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 01:39 | 7,397 views
If we want to tackle the problem of gender-based violence online, we need to develop a strong evidence base, argues Grady Johnson in this article. At the risk of revisiting old traumas, we need women to document the scope of the problem, so that the gravity of the situation can no longer be denied. Most of all, we need good numbers if we hope to make good policies.

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Can we map gender-based violence without spreading it?

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 01:20 | 10,065 views