Take Back The Tech #2!

Last year we talked about the Take Back The Tech, an initiative by the Association for Progressive Communications, Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) to stop violence against women with the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), that took place between the 25th November and the 10th December. The same initiative runs this year during the same days (25th November to 10th December). At the time of writing this the event is at Day 8 of the 16-day event.

Violence Against Women (VAW) can also be perpetrated through the use of ICT (such as being a victim of targeted spyware or malicious online intimidation). Therefore, a better use of ICT (Take Back The Tech!) would help mitigate online-related VAW and reclaim the control of technology.

You can start your own campaign and join the existing ones that are in place. In Europe there are existing campaigns in the UK and Skopje.

Here is the announcement for this year,

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ka-BLOG! TAKE BACK THE TECH!
www.takebackthetech.net
25 Nov to 10 Dec
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ka-BLOG! Calling all bloggers to contaminate the blogosphere with
activism on VAW for 16 days.

ka-BLOG is a 16-day blog fest for the Take Back the Tech Campaign. It
is open to anyone and everyone – girls, boys, everyone beyond and more
— who want to share their thoughts on violence against women, and how
online communications can exacerbate or help eliminate VAW.

We welcome bloggers in different languages!

ka-BLOG with us 🙂

For more information, go http://www.takebackthetech.net, or email jac
AT apcwomen DOT org

[FYI. In Filipino slang, “ka-BLOG” would mean someone you blog with.]

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