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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...

Posted Gaby Sanchez and Sekoetlane Phamodi on 2017-12-02

  ​Gaby Sanchez is an independent accessible content strategist specialising in the intersectional issues of disability and other forms of structural oppression as they manifest in the South African context. Sekoetlane Phamodi is a South African activist who works at the intersections of social justice, strategic communications and the law.    November is Disability Rights Month in...

Posted Sekoetlane Phamodi on 2017-11-28

Written by Sekoetlane Phamodi, a South African activist who works at the intersections of social justice, strategic communications and the law.  "Our greatest quality, in the resistance,” she said, gently, to me on the front porch of her garden cottage in Kensington, having our morning coffee and smoke, “is our boundless capacity to imagine another world, in spite of how much patriarchal power...

Posted on 2017-08-11

In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Many of us have long called for more transparency around Facebook's content moderation so we can better understand gender-based violence that happens on the platform and provide feedback. Although Facebook has made some improvements,1 these documents confirm that it's often...

Posted Erika Smith from the APC Womens’ Right Programme and Kéfir, feminist Latin American libre tech cooperative on 2017-08-01

What began as a small fundraising drive in July 2017 for Kéfir, a feminist libre tech co-op, has transformed into exploring the importance of feminist infrastructure in Latin America. Tune into this ongoing conversation we will be nurturing here in the near future and join the fundraiser.    You can also check out the “From steel to skin” manifesto that Vedeta member Fernanda Monteiro and...

Posted on 2017-07-18

APC's 3rd EROTICS global survey is live until August 17. Take the survey and share it with your networks!   English: http://bit.ly/2u0Ffuc Spanish: http://bit.ly/2ur62Rq   The survey, which aims to map the latest trends concerning opportunities and threats of expressing sexuality online, targets LGBTQI activists and sexual rights defenders in the LAC, South Asia, Africa and MENA regions...