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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...

Posted Erika Smith in collaboration with Fungai Machirori on 2017-04-28

When you receive calls at all hours from women desperate to get intimate photos shared without consent taken offline, it's a relief to hear about Facebook's latest move to address the distribution of non-consensual intimate images. Finally! Technical solutions to social problems seldom make a good fit, even in a digitally layered world, so here is our take on some pluses and limitations of...

Posted on 2017-03-15

Colnodo: Take Back The Tech! campaign 2016   Supporting women in ICT use, talking about their rights, and developing formative processes with communities to create digital enviroment free of violence against women is a bet from Colnodo, as a transverse axis in all its work.    In this new version of the campaign, we developed sensitazion activities and tranining sessions with...

Posted on 2016-11-23

As part of the 2016 campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we are celebrating 10 years of Take Back the Tech! through an interactive timeline that charts our collective history. Tell us how you campaigned for Take Back the Tech!   Send us inspired moments from your campaign work, such as the time you: Started a local campaign or first participated in the global...