Start with survivors and activists. Stir in technologists, digital security trainers, designers, artists, filmmakers and writers. Add a healthy dose of feminism. Go ahead and add an extra spoonful! Cook until you can’t wait any longer. Your anti-GBV movement is ready! Get it while it’s hot!
We want to challenge online gender-based violence and to engage technology with pleasure, creativity and curiosity. To do this, we all need to build our capacity in digital safety. Join us in two fun learning activities drawn from the beta-version of FTX: Safety Reboot.
Feminist Tech eXchanges
25 November - 10 December, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
STRENGTHEN SOLIDARITY: SHARE YOUR STRATEGIES FOR COUNTERING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
The issue of technology-related violence against women and girls has reached the mainstream. Finally, media outlets are writing about it, state actors are debating it and internet platforms are exploring ways to address it. But the most important conversation is happening between women who engage with the internet and those who have faced such violence. The most valuable insights and ideas come from you.
All over the world, there are women and girls currently struggling with violence, while others fear that violence is in their future. Both abuse and fear of abuse can have a silencing effect. If you have experienced violence and found a way to cope or make it stop, share what you know and support others to end the silencing impact of violence.
Social networking has become a defining feature of the internet for many of us today. But what happens when trust is compromised, privacy violated and abuse happens? Take back the tech! Exercise your right to privacy, take it offline & play!
Social networking has become a defining feature of the internet for many of us today. We find information and catch up on the latest news through what our contacts post on Twitter or Facebook. We build our trust based what other people say through their comments, links, reviews and opinions, rather than what is officially produced by institutions such as the media, private corporations or the government.
Sometimes it's hard to draw the line between trust, love and abuse. Know the signs. Promote respect. It's your right to live your life fully and freely. Reject controlling behaviour that can lead to an abusive relationship. Take back the tech!
Domestic violence and intimate partner abuse happens in all kinds of relationships, whether heterosexual or same sex couples. It occurs in all age ranges, from young to old, regardless of ethnicity, religion or economic status. The only common factor is that women and girls are predominantly the people who face abuse by their partners, with between 10 and 60 percent of women having faced intimate partner violence in their lifetime according to UN WomenWatch.