City-level Take Back the Tech! exchanges on strategic, creative use of tech for community-based solutions will bring together unusual suspects to share experiences and expertise in order to develop creative tech solutions to complicated issues of safety, spaces and gender. Support us by applauding this idea and help it make it to the challenge shortlist!
Take Back the Tech! Exchanges seek to assert the right of women to exist in the public sphere without fear of violence by engaging them in the creation of innovative solutions at the local level that leverage the transformative power of internet and communication technologies. Each TBTT Exchange will bring together unusual suspects (from artists to activists, policy-makers to parents, geeks to grrls) to share experiences and expertise in order to develop concrete solutions to complicated issues of safety, spaces and gender. Through discussions, workshops, and idea labs, TBTT Exchanges will allow women and girls to take back the tech, which plays an increasingly critical role in how communities work, and use it to create safer spaces.
TBTT Exchanges aim to directly address the safety and security needs of women and girls in low-income communities by helping them take back the tech to solve local problems. In the process, Exchanges will also benefit a range of actors as they think creatively and explore the intersections of their fields and backgrounds.
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