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www.takebackthetech.net

Take Back The Tech! starts with a
basic premise:




Information and communications
technology are feminist issues




Communication rights is a critical
component of the women’s rights agenda


What is Take Back The Tech?




A
collaborative
16 days of activism against
gender
-
based violence campaign




A call to every user


especially grrls and women


to
take control of technology
, and use them
creatively and strategically to
end violence against
women.




Why Take Back The Tech?




To create digital spaces

that protects
everyone’s right to move freely and
participate in equally, without harassment
or threat to safety (echoing “
Take Back
The Night
” campaigns).




To realise our rights

to shape, define,
participate, use & share knowledge,
information and ICTs.


Why Take Back The Tech?




To address the intersections
between
communication rights and women’s human
rights, especially violence against women.



To recognise women’s historical and
critical participation and contribution
to
the development of ICTs.




In 2006…

APC WNSP
initiated Take Back The Tech, & collaboratively built this action
-
based campaign with partner
organisations

and many, many
individuals

&
collectives

in different parts of the world who shared their knowledge,
energy and ideas in shaping the campaign and by taking action.


Since it began, local Take Back The Tech! campaigns have taken place in
more
than 25 countries
, including in Brazil, Canada, Rwanda, Pakistan, Uruguay,
Mexico, Philippines, Malaysia, Germany, South Africa, Bangladesh, United
Kingdom, United States, The Congo, Cambodia, Argentina, Spain, Bosnia and
Herzegovina and more.


Countless blog posts, tweets, print screens of campaign banners all over the
worldwide web and other forms of
online content dissemination

have
taken place in support of the campaign





Digital
Postcards

“If I had…

I could…”


Shaping
collective

visions of
technology

free from
VAW



Actions taken:

Ka
-
BLOG!

16 days of
blogging on
VAW


Connecting
content
producers


Changing
the
landscape
of the
blogosphere
.

Connecting
online with
offline


Idea & practice
translated,
adapted, and
spread through

tags and icons




Viral
transmission


online to
offline


-
Idea &
practice
translated,
adapted, and
spread through
visual
vocabulary,
action that
connects online
spaces with
physical spaces




Telling
digital
stories


Violence
against
women
survivors
take control
of
technology,
and speak
their own
stories

How to talk about technology as a real
and political issue?




Daily actions


Explore, learn and play with technology and use it
for activism


Think about connections between violence against
women and ICTs


Making it simple & do
-
able


everyone communicates
in some way, everyone can take action



Making the connection between online and
offline


Visual language of campaign


Calls for action


tools, issues and ways of
communication


Emphasis balanced between issue, tool and action







How to make violence against women
“newsworthy”?




Norms, culture & attitudes, changing the
discourse


Actors as newsmakers


new, distributed & viral
media


Creativity & diversity


action, language, issues,
actors, location, content


Connection with technology
-

“newness” of an issue,
allows to explore the basic root cause of VAW (power
relations, decision making, sexual objectification,
representation)



The power of stories


Survivors tell their own stories through technology


Build knowledge, documenting violations and reality










How to engage action & build a diverse
community of actors?




Collective ownership and control


Self
-
define issue, action, materials. E.g copyleft.


Collaborative and collective online campaign spaces


wiki, Drupal, mailing list


Shared identifiers


banners, hashtags, blogtags


Sharing stories, ideas, materials and strategies



Individual is network


Idea of constituency and reach is different



Equipping campaigners with information &
tools


How to organise, talk about and spread the campaign


Designs, visual and multimedia & ideas for action


About the issue, strategies and safety toolkit




www.takebackthetech.net