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Posted on 2019-02-08

As we embark on a new year of #metoo and other forms of powerful testimonial movements such as #survivingRKelly, the wisdom shared in January’s Take Back the Tech!  Webinar was an important learning opportunity and reminder of how we can contribute to collective wellbeing and care in our movement. Take Back the Tech! kicked off the New Year with a Reboot Webinar on documentation and reporting for...

Posted on 2019-02-07

For this year’s Take Back the Tech!, Philippines-based APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) spotlighted the work of local activists on social media, ran workshops with university students and participated in a radio show among other activities to bring attention to the problem of online gender based violence. 

Posted on 2019-02-07

Nigeria-based Take Back the Tech! campaigner Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organised a number of activities, both online and offline, this year, including workshops for young women in secondary schools and radio and television segments on digital rights and risks online. They even developed a lexicon for online gender based violence. We caught up with CITAD Program...

Posted on 2019-01-07

This year, Colnodo put together an action-packed 16-day campaign for Take Back the Tech, featuring everything from e-books to podcasts to human rights workshops. We spoke with Canadian intern Catherine Joubert, who was heavily involved in planning and executing Colnodo’s TBTT campaign about the highlights of the initiative.

Posted on 2019-01-04

For this year's Take Back the Tech, One World Platform (OWP), based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, used videos to highlight the concerns, ideas and experiences of local activists. We had the chance to catch up with OWP's Project Assistant Aida Salihovic to hear about the campaign and discuss issues of online gender-based violence in the country. 

Posted on 2018-10-22

"We want to move beyond atrocity and charity to ultimately find our own self-determination," say women and transgender people from India. Those of us who are far from Asia know little about their world and the deep significance of this statement. We are unaware that the heritage of the caste system still ravages people's daily lives.   Perhaps we can intuit that in India, in addition to the...

Posted on 2018-10-03

We worked closely with Luchadoras and SocialTic, campaigners in Mexico, to develop this list of manifestations of online gender-based violence based on case documentation. Use it in your work and activism, and please share it widely!

Posted on 2018-09-12

En abril de 2018 se suscitó una de las crisis políticas más intensas y violentas de la región. La crisis en Nicaragua sobrepasó ampliamente las garantías de cumplimiento y respeto de los derechos humanos: la represión, las agresiones físicas y el miedo psicológico, se convirtieron en vías para intentar restablecer el orden, la razón de Estado y extinguir la protesta social.Son incontables las...

Posted on 2018-04-24

Colnodo having fun during their tweet chat for their Take Back the Tech! campaign in 2017 From 25 November to 10 December, 2017, Take Back the Tech! Celebrated “Revisit to resist: Histories of the movement to end gender-based violence” as part of the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence. The campaign, including global and local actions both online and onground, reached nearly 6 million...

Posted on 2017-08-11

In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Many of us have long called for more transparency around Facebook's content moderation so we can better understand gender-based violence that happens on the platform and provide feedback. Although Facebook has made some improvements,1 these documents confirm that it's often...