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Posted Seyi Akiwowo, Executive Director Glitch on 2018-12-17

During #16daysofactivism 2018 the wonderful Take Back the Tech! team held a South to South Solidarity Tweetchat. This was an opportunity to begin to dissect intersectional and international solidarity. As a young black woman from the global North, this started with me sitting back, listening to and learning from allies and  activists in the global South. I think it’s safe to say the 90s is one of...

Posted on 2018-10-22

"We want to move beyond atrocity and charity to ultimately find our own self-determination," say women and transgender people from India. Those of us who are far from Asia know little about their world and the deep significance of this statement. We are unaware that the heritage of the caste system still ravages people's daily lives.   Perhaps we can intuit that in India, in addition to the...

Posted on 2018-10-03

We worked closely with Luchadoras and SocialTic, campaigners in Mexico, to develop this list of manifestations of online gender-based violence based on case documentation. Use it in your work and activism, and please share it widely!

Posted on 2018-09-12

En abril de 2018 se suscitó una de las crisis políticas más intensas y violentas de la región. La crisis en Nicaragua sobrepasó ampliamente las garantías de cumplimiento y respeto de los derechos humanos: la represión, las agresiones físicas y el miedo psicológico, se convirtieron en vías para intentar restablecer el orden, la razón de Estado y extinguir la protesta social.Son incontables las...

Posted on 2018-08-17

We worked closely with Luchadoras and SocialTic, campaigners in Mexico, to develop this list of manifestations of online gender-based violence based on case documentation. Use it in your work and activism, and please share it widely!

Posted on 2018-04-24

Colnodo having fun during their tweet chat for their Take Back the Tech! campaign in 2017 From 25 November to 10 December, 2017, Take Back the Tech! Celebrated “Revisit to resist: Histories of the movement to end gender-based violence” as part of the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence. The campaign, including global and local actions both online and onground, reached nearly 6 million...

Posted on 2018-03-07

During the last Take Back the Tech! campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a new local campaigner popped up in Egypt. Bnt Al Masarwa, a feminist band, holds storytelling circles where women share their experiences of violence and discrimination. Then those stories are turned into songs. Bnt Al Masarwa wrote about their unique songwriting process for the campaign, and...

Posted on 2018-03-07

Strikes, marches, stories. Women make change in many ways. Every day we are surviving and resisting, and on 8 March of every year we come together to celebrate our hard work and use our collective power to initiate changes that further cement women's human rights.   We're going to spend the day celebrating women who use tech for change. Join us on Twitter with #takebackthetech and let us...

Posted Sekoetlane Phamodi on 2017-12-09

This audio comes from an interview between Sekoetlane Phamodi and a feminist migrant sex worker in South Africa who coordinates sex worker rights advocacy and provides sex worker support services through Sisonke National Sex Workers Movement in South Africa and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT). Sekoetlane Phamodi is a South African activist who works at the intersections...

Posted Marina Samir on 2017-12-02

First of all I want to say hi to all the feminist community all over the world, greetings for all the sisters from Cairo! I am Marina, a member of a feminist Egyptian band, called Bnt Al Masarwa – the daughter of Egyptians. We were founded in June 2015, and from that point we have gone through a very long and intense journey that hasn't ended yet.    We, the cofounders, met in a creative...