Aug 2018 14 – 19

Feminist Tech Exchange and Take Back the Tech! Camp

Dhukikhel, Nepal

The Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) and the Take Back the Tech! (TBTT) camp addressing online gender-based violence are organised concurrently by the Association for Progressive Communications. The Internet Democracy Project is participating in both.

The TBTT Camp will bring together, for the first time, 25 TBTT campaigners, content creators, activists and researchers from around the world. The idea is to create a space to deepen collective understanding of gender-based violence and the role of digital technologies, build skills and strategies to challenge norms and discourses that contribute to gender-based violence, integrate a feminist politics of care into the work, and strengthen the Take Back the Tech! network.

The FTX will bring together feminist practitioners and trainers working on digital safety and self-care to unpack, understand, apply, adapt, contextualise and deepen the FTX: Safety Reboot curriculum on feminist digital security which APC WRP is building. The idea is to create a space for skill and knowledge sharing on methodologies, approaches and pedagogies for building confidence, growing knowledge and uptake in this area by women’s rights and feminist activists in different movements. The FTX also seeks to integrate feminist work on the politics of care and well-being into the field of digital security and promote and support political kinship, solidarity and a deepened understanding of the feminist practice of technology. Finally, the FTX seeks to facilitate building a trusted network of feminist trainers and facilitators for collaborative work, continued exchange and active solidarity in this area.