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Take Back the Tech

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TAKE BACK THE TECH: RECLAIMING THE INTERNET TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

"Take Back the Tech!" is part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence initiative. Since 1991, local groups have used the 16 Days campaign to demand support services for survivors, enhance prevention efforts, press for legal and judicial reform, and use international human rights instruments to address VAW as a human rights violation, a public health crisis, and a threat to human security and peace worldwide.

Hundreds of women made private public by testifying about street sexual harassment in the "Blank Noise Project Blogathon" in India.

In New Mexico, USA, the "Domestic Violence Virtual Trial" helps judges and court staff learn about issues and challenges in VAW cases, and compare rulings with colleagues.

In South Africa, women survivors of violence use digital storytelling to share their experiences and courage.

Take action

The APC WNSP believes that women have to be safe everywhere - including online. We all have a role to play in stopping violence against women.

Take Back the Tech Campaign aims to help you take action.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on how to participate, send an email to

jac@apcwomen.org; or check out the campaign website:

http://www.takebackthetech.net