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Join us in the Campaign: What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women?

Posted Thu 10 Jul 2014 - 12:56

That’s what we’re asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action!

These sites have made some effort to respond to user concerns. But they haven’t done enough, especially for women outside of the narrow scope of the US and Europe. This is about us and our rights. Violence stifles freedom of expression, and we can work together to develop solutions that promote our rights to freedom of speech and freedom from violence. So we’re targeting the big three. We want Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to: Take a clear stand on violence against women in their terms of service, and to engage with diverse civil society to find solutions for safer platforms.

Take Back the Tech! wants you to join us in demanding these changes starting 21 July. You can participate in the following ways:

Ask: “What are you doing about violence against women?” Use our questions and tweets to request more information from these companies under #WhatAreYouDoingAboutVAW.
Rate: Use our report card format to rate social media on various aspects related to violence against women. We’ll compile all user report cards and share the results.
Share: Have a story about your own experience? Let us know! Tweet, film, post and blog your stories. Add them anonymously to our map of tech-related violence against women.
Demand: Tell these companies what you want. Share your solutions. We’ll follow up by sending them crowdsourced ideas they can put into practice.

Find more information and digital content in our campaign kit (available soon at http://takebackthetech.net.), use #WhatAreYouDoingAboutVAW and follow @takebackthetech for the continuing conversation. Let us know about your actions by writing to info@takebackthetech.net.

Download the flyer and spread the word out there!

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Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Take back the tech!

Take Back the Tech! on Thu 10 Jul 2014 - 13:13
Take Back the Tech! is a collaborative campaign to reclaim information and communication technologies (ICT) to end violence against women (VAW). The campaign calls on all ICT users – especially women and girls – to take control of technology and strategically use any ICT platform at hand (mobile phones, instant messengers, blogs, websites, digital cameras, email, podcasts and more) for activism against gender-based violence.

That's what we're asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Promote transparency and safe spaces. Demand that social media take a stand. Join our campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action! Take back the tech!i Read the full call to action!