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Sara Baker

Sara Baker is a writer and feminist activist based in the US. She works for the Association for Progressive Communications as the coordinator of Take Back the Tech!, an international campaign to reclaim technology to prevent violence against women.


[EDITORIAL] Taking back the tech for 10 years!

Posted Mon 14 Nov 2016 - 00:00 | 9,518 views
Ten years ago it was hard to explain what is gender based violence online, while now there is some recognition of the widespread misogyny and violence that exists in online spaces towards women and gender non conforming people. It took a decade of tough, dedicated work by women all over the world that finally put technology-related violence in the spotlight. This edition is a collection of...


Una década de trabajo comprometido contra la violencia de género

Posted Sat 12 Nov 2016 - 22:00 | 4,641 views
La tecnología facilita la violencia contra las mujeres, pero también el intercambio de información, la capacitación, la creación de redes y medios de comunicación alternativos en internet pueden utilizarse para ampliar el movimiento en contra de la violencia de género. La campaña ¡Dominemos la tecnología! cumple 10 años fortaleciendo a las mujeres para erradicar la violencia en internet.

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Twitter lessons learned: WAM!'s report reveals findings that support and enhance APC's research

Posted Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 22:52 | 9,120 views
In late 2014 the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) began publishing findings from our seven-country End Violence research project, which included an analysis of Twitter's reporting procedures. Case studies that involved abuse on Twitter and steps the company could take to improve the safety of their platform. Around the same time, the US organisation Women, Action and the Media (...

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Difficulties in documenting: Why it can be hard for women to speak out

Posted Sun 30 Nov 2014 - 17:33 | 5,504 views
I've been trying to interview women and girls for the documentation action that Take Back the Tech! announced. I've found it's more difficult than I anticipated, so I wanted to explore the reasons why because I think they are directly related to the theme of freedom of expression.

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#WhatAreYouDoingAboutVAW campaign: Social media accountability

Posted Fri 12 Sep 2014 - 16:41 | 9,742 views
On 21 July, Take Back the Tech! began a campaign demanding to know what Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are doing about violence against women on their sites. Our primary goal is to get them to take a clear stand on violence against women in their terms of service and engage with diverse civil society to find solutions for safer platforms