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Looking for tools to help with your campaign content and actions? Need information on laws addressing gender-based violence or best practices for digital campaigns? How about online safety resources? We've got you covered! Use this list as you prepare your campaign and write to us at ideas@takebackthetech.net to add tools and resources you've created or found. Happy campaigning!

Campaign tech tools

Alternative App Centre: Collection of open source tools, apps and services. https://myshadow.org/resources
 
Amara: Free caption and subtitle editor. https://amara.org/en/
 
Audacity: Free, open source multitrack editor and recorder. https://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/
 
Canva: Free online infographic maker. https://www.canva.com/create/infographics/
 
Chart the Way Forward: Template for making your own digital safety map. https://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2015-11-25
 
Cinelerra: Free open source video editing tool. http://www.cinelerra.org
 
Creative Commons: Licenses that enabling sharing, collaborating, remixing and reusing. https://creativecommons.org
 
Creative Commons Search: Search engine filter for finding content you can use and remix. https://search.creativecommons.org
 
Digital Solidarity Quilt: Tool for creating quilt squares to express solidarity with women human rights defenders. https://www.takebackthetech.net/quilt
 
Font Awesome: Handy collection of icons. https://fontawesome.com/icons?from=io
 
GIMP: Free open source image editor. https://www.gimp.org
 
Kefir Pad: Free etherpad service that allows collaboration. https://pad.kefir.red  
 
Mecodify: Open source tool for simplifying big data analysis and visualisation. http://www.mecodem.eu/mecodify/
 
MediaWiki: Free, open source software to create your own wiki. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki
 
Museum of Movements: Artifacts from movements to end gender-based violence. https://www.takebackthetech.net/museum
 
Noun Project: Over a million curated icons, created by a global community. https://thenounproject.com  
 
Paper.li: Free tool to turn your tweets into a newspaper or newsletter. https://paper.li
 
Playing Cards of Pioneering Tech Women: Tool for creating cards of women who have contributed to ICTs. https://www.takebackthetech.net/playing-cards  
 
Plumi: Open source video-sharing web application. https://www.engagemedia.org/Projects/Plumi
 
Transform Tools: Checklist and resources for analysing safety apps. https://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2015-11-25-0
 
 
Venngage: Free infographic maker. https://venngage.com/templates
 
Web Accessibility Initiative: Strategies, standards, resources to make the web accessible to people with disabilities. https://www.w3.org/WAI/
 
Wikipedia Tutorial: Basic guide for learning how to edit Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial
 
Wordle: Tool for creating word clouds. http://www.wordle.net
 

Campaign resources

Action Library: Archive of Take Back the Tech! campaign actions, APC. https://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/library
 
Actipedia: Open access, community-generated wiki for documenting creative activism. https://actipedia.org/issue/sex-gender

AdaCamp Toolkit: Open source guide for running a feminist unconference. https://adacamp.org
 
Campaigns to End Violence Against Women and Girls, UN Women. http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/modules/pdf/1342724232.pdf
 
Catalysts for Collaboration: Advancing collaboration in digital rights campaigns. https://catalystsforcollaboration.org/index.html
 
Checklist for Addressing Violence Against Women, APC. https://genderit.org/onlinevaw/corporations/
 
Civil Society Support Mechanisms: A resource for civil society under threat, Civicus. https://civicus.org/index.php/media-center-2/resources/toolkits/2791-civ...
 
Considerations for Successful Counterspeech, Dangerous Speech Project. https://dangerousspeech.org/considerations-for-successful-counterspeech/
 
Contributor Covenant: Code of conduct for open source projects. https://www.contributor-covenant.org
 
Counter speech Dos an Don'ts: A tool for countering online hate and harassment – without making things worse, Roll-back! https://collaborationist/blog/2017/09/27/counter-revolutionaries/
 
Countering Online Abuse of Female Journalists: https://www.osce.org/fom/220411
 
Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, United Nations. https://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/ViolenceAgainstWomen...
 
 
EROTICS: Exploratory research on sex, rights and the internet. APC. https://www.takebackthetech.net/campaign-kit
 
Everybody, Offline. We Need to Talk: 8 points of advice to feminist and queers organizing in digital spaces, Nadine Monad. https://itforchange.net/e-vaw/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Opinion-piece-1...
 
Feminist Principles of the Internet. https://feministinternet.org/en
 
GenderIT.org: Feminist reflection on internet policies, APC. https://www.genderit.org
 
How to Help: Resources for supporting survivors, APC. https://www.takebackthetech.net/how-help
 
How to Take Back the Tech When Trolls Appear, APC. https://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2015-11-27
 
I Don't Forward Violence Pledge, APC. https://www.takebackthetech.net/i-dont-forward-violence
 
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit, JASS, APC and Women'sNet. https://www.apc.org/en/node/20759/
 
Key Recommendations for Institutional Change on Gender-Based Cyber Violence, IT for Change (India). https://itforchange.net/e-vaw/key-recommendations/
 
Mission Possible: Gender and Media Advocacy Training Toolkit Who Makes the News. http://whomakesthenews.org/advocacy/media-advocacy-toolkit
 
Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence: Recommendations Roadmap, Internet Governance Forum. http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/3...
 
Online Harassment Resource Guide: Literature review. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Online_harassment_resource_guid...
 
Open It Up: A Feminist Approach to Knowledge Building in a Digital Age, Whose Knowledge? and APC. https://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2017-12-07
 
Reading List of Online Harassment and Machine Learning, Caroline Cinders. https://medium.com/@carolinesinders/current-reading-list-of-papers-on-on...
 
Take Back the Tech! Campaign Kit, APC. https://www.takebackthetech.net/campaign-kit
 
Tech vs. Abuse: A collaborative research study about the use of digital tools to support people affected by domestic abuse, Chain (UK). https://www.techvsabuse.info
 
Toxic Twitter: A toxic place for women, Amnesty International. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/research/2018/03/online-violence-again...
 
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html
 
Unsocial Media: Tracking Twitter Abuse Against Women MPs. https://medium.com/@AmnestyInsights/unsocial-media-tracking-twitter-abus...
 
Vane: Online resource library on gender-based violence. https://vawnet.org/sc
 
Video Advocacy Training Guide, Witness. https://witnesstraining.wordpress.com
 
Visualizing Information for Advocacy: A free downloadable book on how advocates and activists use visual elements in campaigns. https://visualisingadvocacy.org
 
We Rise: Movement Building Reimagined, JASS. https://werise-toolkit.org/en
 
WMC Speech Project: Dedicated to raising public and media awareness about online harassment, Women's Media Enter (USA). http://www.womensmediacenter.com/speech-project
 
Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing, Susan H. Rodger. https://www2.cs.duke.edu/csed/wikipedia/index.html  
 
XYZ: A space for practical tools on digital security from a gender perspective, activism, and co-creation. https://xyz.informationactivism.org/en/
 

Safety Resources

9 Ways to Dodge Trolls: A Feminist's Guide to Digital Security, CommunityRed. http://communityred.tumblr.com/post/100186015819/9-ways-to-dodge-trolls-...
 
Enter for Solutions to Online Violence: Helping people safely navigate digital experiences and understand the impacts of and responses to online violence, FemTechNet. http://femtechnet.org/csov/
 
Crash Override: Crisis helpline, advocacy group and resource centre for people experiencing online abuse. http://www.crashoverridenetwork.com/index.html  
 
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. http://www.cybercivilrights.org
 
Clergywomen: Digital security curriculum with a holistic and gender perspective. https://cyber-women.com/
 
Digital Defenders Partnership: Supports users under digital attack with emergency grants. https://www.digitaldefenders.org
 
Digital First Aid Kit, Digital Defenders. https://www.digitaldefenders.org/digitalfirstaid/
 
Digital Security Helpline, Access Now. https://www.accessnow.org/help/
 
DIY Cybersecurity for Domestic Violence, Hack blossom. https://hackblossom.org/domestic-violence/
  
DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity, Hack blossom. https://hackblossom.org/cybersecurity/#cheatsheet
 
DIY Online Security Guide for Every Woman: In 9 languages, Chain. https://chayn.gitbooks.io/basic-diy-online-privacy/content/
 
DIY Security Guides: Account Security 101, Preventing Doxing, Talking to Family and Police, So You've Been Doxed, Crash Override Network. http://www.crashoverridenetwork.com/resources.html
 
Doxxing Defence: Remove Your Personal Info from Data Brokers, ComputerWorld. https://www.computerworld.com/article/2849263/data-privacy/doxxing-defen...
 
Global Media Monitoring Project. http://whomakesthenews.org
 
Heart mob: Report and document harassment and get help from the community, Roll-back! https://iheartmob.org
 
#HerNetHerRights: Resource pack on ending online violence against women and girls in Europe. https://www.womenlobby.org/IMG/pdf/hernetherrights_resource_pack_2017_we...
 
HotPeachPages: International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies. http://www.hotpeachpages.net
 
HTTPS Everywhere: Encryption Extension, EFF and the Tor Project. https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
 
Me and My Shadow: Take Control of Your Data, Tactical Technology Collective. https://myshadow.org
 
National Network to End Domestic Violence resources on technology safety: https://www.techsafety.org/resources
 
Online Harassment Field Manual: For writers and journalists, PEN America. https://onlineharassmentfieldmanual.pen.org
 
Online Removal Guide: How to Report Nude Images Posted Without Consent to the Major Tech Platforms, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. https://www.cybercivilrights.org/online-removal/
 
Safer Nudes: A sexy guide to digital security, Coding Rights. https://www.codingrights.org/send-nudes/   
 
Speak Up and Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Online Harassment, Jaclyn Friedman, Anita Keynesian and Renee Tracey Sherman. https://onlinesafety.feministfrequency.com/en/
 
Surveillance Self-defence Guide, EFF. https://ssd.eff.org
 
Take Back the Tech! Digital Safety Roadmaps: Blackmail, Cyberstalking and Hate Speech, APC.
 
Take Back the Tech! Safety Toolkit, APC. https://www.takebackthetech.net/be-safe/safety-toolkit
 
Technical Safety Guide, Roll-back! https://iheartmob.org/resources
 
The Art of Digital Security for Pakistani Women. https://digitalrightsfoundation.pk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Hamara-Int...
 
The Holistic Security Manual, Tactical Technology Collective. https://holistic-security.tacticaltech.org
 
Troll busters: Online Pest Control for Journalists. https://yoursosteam.wordpress.com
 
Zen and the art of making tech work for you, Tactical Technology Collective. https://gendersec.tacticaltech.org/wiki/index.php/Complete_manual