Take Back the Tech …

by Dina on November 23, 2007 · 2 comments

in Onlineactivism,Social Media,Voices of the World

November seems to be full of online activism days and weeks! Today’s the Buy Nothing Day, here’s another one – to end Violence Against Women:

take back the tech

Cheekay Cinco of APC Women writes to inform me of this campaign to end violence against women. This is a collaborative campaign by ICT users, advocates, collectives and organisations that take issue with the prevalence of Violence Against Women in our diverse realities.

Go over to the take back the tech website to get ideas on how you could participate, localize it, start it in your own community, suggest actions, and join the blogathon.

Join in and spread the word if you care.


//In Uganda, a SMS campaign called Speak out! Stand Out! is organised by WOUGNET to collect messages against VAW//

//In Quebec, feminists and communication rights activists are creating short video clips and comic postcards on VAW.//

//In Malaysia, Burmese refugees are creating audiocasts on issues related to VAW and women’s rights together with Centre for Independent Journalism.//

From 25 November to 10 December, get ready to pull out the mouse, flex your SMS fingers and engage full energy in activism to end violence against women (VAW). APC Women’s Programme (APC WNSP) calls on users of the radio, television, internet, emails, mobile phones and all kinds of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to Take Back The Tech!

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Global Voices Online » India: Take Back The Tech
November 23, 2007 at 1:27 pm

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1 Namrata Das May 18, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Hi Dina. I am a student of NUJS, Kolkatta currently working at Breakthrough, Delhi. This post is most caught my eye as it very sensitively deals with the current issue of violence against women. And you have managed to put the issue in focus quite well.
Well, I work on a youth oriented site called http://www.bellbajao.org and would love for you to blog on it. Posts like this one, which bring to the fore discussions and debates carrying on in the social media world around sensitive topics like Domestic Violence. This we do, on the Bell Bajao site as well, where we have a category called “Social Media Buzz” which houses blogs highlighting conversations from social networking sites, blogs and other websites.

Please visit the site and do write back to me at namratad2224@gmail.com about your thoughts on the campaign.And if you’re interested, do blog on the site as well. And if you’re a regular blogger, we’d be happy to put you on our blogroll and crosslink your blog page on our site.

Thanks and hoping to hear from you,

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