Women around the world have been taking back the tech together since 2006. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Take Back the Tech!, we invite you to help us plot our collective history. Send your memorable moment to
Jac sm Kee writes "Cultivating violence through technology? Exploring the Connections between Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and Violence Against Women (VAW)," which leads to the creation of a network that uses ICT to counter VAW. This network is called Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! campaigns by encouraging people to take such actions as occupying public spaces online and off, making digital postcards expressing the impact of violence against women and brainstorming ICT tools that could prevent violence.
Lelacoders is a study about the contribution of women and queer people to hacker cultures. Donestech developes research and an audiovisual database composed by interviews with women and gender fluid people about their involvement with free software and hacker cultures.
Take Back the Tech! campaigns by encouraging people to take such actions as writing blog posts about their understanding of harm in online spaces, reviewing games and leaving feminist messages in phone booths.
Prajnya is a non-profit organization based in Chennai, India that works towards peace, justice and security. A large part of our work has focused on raising awareness about gender-based violence through research and public information initiatives. Since 2008, Prajnya has organized its flagship 16... more
Dafne Sabanes Plou junto Carola Caride en la Librería de las Mujeres realizan el Taller Feminista de Intercambio Tecnológico que plantaria las primeras semillas para la conformación del twitter @DominemoslasTIC, entre otros productos e incidencias.
Take Back the Tech! campaigns by encouraging people to take such actions as joining the Great Online Pornography Debate, making avatars that challenge stereotypes and learning how to protect privacy on social networking sites.
Take Back the Tech! asks people to take the "I don't forward violence" pledge in order to stop the repeated victimisation of people whose private images have been shared without consent or whose sexual assault has been filmed and shared.
Take Back the Tech! launches crowd map of technology-related violence and campaigns on "Map it. End it. Demand Change.," asking women to map their stories. The site includes a global map as well as country maps launched with local partners.
Presentamos la campaña Dominemos la Tecnología en el Festival de Cultura Digital en Rio de Janeiro con una recepción muy positiva. Lo hicimos a través de un monólogo teatral realizado por Florencia Goldsman.
As part of the APC Women's Rights Programme, Take Back the Tech! begins the End VAW project with local partners in seven countries with FLOW funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Partners include One World Platform in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colnodo in Colombia, Si Jeunesse Savait in... more
Take Back the Tech! campaigns on "16 days x 16 stories," sharing the stories of women who refuse to take gender-based violence as the norm. Stories range from testimonies for peace and justice on gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and "Words of women from the Egyptian... more
Take Back the Tech! campaigns on "Private | Public," exploring the blurred lines that technology has enabled and the effect on women's safety, autonomy and privacy. Highlights include an outdoor mural in Colombia from Colnodo, an online debate on privacy rights led by Si Jeunesse Savait in the... more
Estuvimos en Nicaragua dando un taller que finalizamos con una presentacion y conferencia en la Universidad Nacional en Managua. Participaron Erika Smith, Hedme Sierra Castro y Florencia Goldsman presentó el monólogo. ... more
Take Back the Tech! joins the "Facebook Rape Campaign" led by Women, Action & the Media (WAM!), which encourages individuals to target companies whose ads appear on Facebook pages devoted to violence against women. A coalition of 100 women's movement and social justice organisations sends 60,... more
Take Back the Tech! launches "What are you doing about violence against women?," a campaign targeting the private sector and highlighting End VAW research. The campaign and TBTT report card grading social media platforms on their approach to women's rights gets media attention from at least 120... more
Take Back the Tech! wins the inaugural GEM-TECH award from UN Women and the International Telecommunications Union for Efforts to Reduce Threats Online and Building Women's Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs.
Take Back the Tech! campaigns on "Violence silences: Document. Challenge. Reclaim our right to expression," framing technology-related violence as an issue of freedom of expression. During the campaign, the new TBTT website goes live with brand-new resources such as the digital safety roadmaps.
Tactical Tech's engagement with women and LGBTQ activists over the years made it clear for us that online spaces can be hostile environments, resulting in intimidation and the censorship of women's voices. As a result, the Gender and Technology Institute (GTI) was created in response to the... more
One World Platform holds the first annual Women Rock IT event, a five-day regional training on information and communications technologies and violence against women with 26 women from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia.
Take Back the Tech! campaigns on "Section J: Promote ICT in women's rights," pushing for the reprioritization of Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action during the 59th session on the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW). APC staff advocates with fellow activists at CSW in New York while... more
Taller práctico sobre periodismo y tecnologías desde una perspectiva feminista para jǘenes y niñas. Junto al taller permanente de Barrio Hacker de Martadero. Participaron personas de Rancho Electrónico (MX) y colectivo Rehúso (Col) ... more
Take Back the Tech! joins partners in forming the Nameless Coalition, which pressures Facebook to change their "real name" policy. Although Facebook fails to comply with all demands, they do agree to make some changes.
Take Back the Tech! campaigns on "Strengthen solidarity. Share your strategies for countering violence against women," asking people to share stories, organise offline, improve safety apps and create localised digital safety roadmaps. Highlights include a comic strip featuring a survivor story from... more
Twitter adopts language recognising online harassment as a restriction of freedom of expression, as promoted by Take Back the Tech!'s 2014 campaign as well as our work with many dedicated partners as part of an international coalition.
Digital Women’s Archive North CIC in Manchester, UK, is an arts and heritage organisation, delivering a programme of community-based projects and research relating to gender. DWAN unlocks women’s histories in archives and collects cultural memories. We use feminist curatorial practices (material... more
Donestech celebrates ten years of the existence of their collective, which develops cyberfeminism, research, training and documentaries about the relationship between gender and tech. The party is composed of concerts and performances of techie women living in Spain and is basically awesome and a... more
Take Back the Tech! begins celebrating 10 years with a party and Feminist Internet eXchange Hub at the AWID Feminist Futures Forum in Brazil. One of the highlights of the hub is public, autonomous, anonymous group sexting.