Take back the tech!
How many times have you received a forwarded message that contains photographs or a video of someone being violated or humiliated? What do you do with it?
Many of us do not stop and think about the potential long-term impact of our action when we record, share and pass on information using ICT. In each act of viewing and forwarding, we continue and replicate the violence. With this pledge, we encourage you to stop and think. You have the power to stop the spread.
Take a stand. Don’t forward.
I am firmly against violence against women.
I will NOT forward any form of message, video or photograph of someone being violated or humiliated.
I will NOT forward any form of message, video or photograph that violates another person's right to privacy.
I WILL NOT forward violence.
Take Back The Tech! where you are. Get together with friends, activists or partners. Take on the issue and localise it! Highlight a critical VAW issue and think of how they connect with ICT. Collaborate, plan, document and organise. Connect with other campaigners near you, and share your Take Back The Tech! campaign.
From 25 Nov to 10 Dec, Take Back The Tech! invites you to take one action per day to end violence against women. Each daily action explores an issue of violence against women and its interconnection with communication rights, and approaches different communication platforms - online and off - in creative and tactical ways.Take Back The Tech! End violence against women.