CALL TO ACTION: 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

  on January 21, 2014

Take action against online violence!

tbttThe 16 days of activism against gender violence run from November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and end on December 10, International Human Rights Day. These dates symbolically link violence against women and human rights, and emphasize that such violence is a human rights violation.

Participate in takebackthetech campaign to end online violence against women and girls. The campaign by APC Women, a global network that supports women networking for social change and women's empowerment through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The focus of the campaign during the 16 Days this year is to map and build evidence of technology-related violence against girls and women.  

Visit www.takebackthetech.net/mapit to map your stories of technology-related violence against women and girls. Document stories that have appeared in your local news about:

•    Culturally-justified violence against women (25 November)
•    Online harassment and cyberstalking (28 November)
•    Intimate partner violence (1 December)
•    Sexual assault and rape (4 December)
•    Violence targeting communities because of their gender or sexual identity and politics (7 December)

These are stories related to violence against girls and women through the internet, mobile phones or other technologies. Mapping and building evidence supports advocacy and action to end such violence.  Join with others to document cases that have appeared in the news in your country.

The online mapping platform at takebackthetech site provides detailed instructions on how to take action and document stories.

To learn more about the campaign, watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/user/takebackthetech#p/a/u/0/DCwK8Y1Unr4 or read more at http://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2011/11/15.

For further information, send an email to gmmp@waccglobal.org or info@takebackthetech.net.

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January 21, 2014
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Beijing +20: In my opinion...

The most important contribution that the Beijing Platform for Action has made to advancing gender equality in and through the media is:

Setting global standards to which governments and the media can be held accountable
Bringing coherence to and greater understanding of civil society initiatives on gender, women and media
Raising the profile of work on 'women and media' as important for addressing gender inequalities in women's lived experiences.

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