In October 2019, student protests ignited in Chile, the first was in response to an increase in transport fares in the capital. The movement rapidly gained momentum. It was a revolt against increasingly extreme inequalities, privatisation and neo-liberalism. Government repression was not long in coming: a state of emergency, curfews, internet shutdowns, censorship on social networks, police repression.
Start with survivors and activists. Stir in technologists, digital security trainers, designers, artists, filmmakers and writers. Add a healthy dose of feminism. Go ahead and add an extra spoonful! Cook until you can’t wait any longer. Your anti-GBV movement is ready! Get it while it’s hot!
Written by Anasuya Sengupta and Siko Bouterse of Whose Knowledge? and Sara Baker of APC
Are you tired of hearing that women should just get off the internet if we don't like abuse? That digital spaces are for men? That the tech industry is dominated by men because women don't have the capacity to develop ICT or simply aren't interested?
Como mudaram as tecnologias de internet na última década? Como essas mudanças afetaram a maneira como nos envolvemos, relacionamos, nos organizamos e agimos?
How have internet technologies changed in the past decade? How have these changes affected the way we engage, relate, organise and take action?
All over the world, there are women and girls currently struggling with violence, while others fear that violence is in their future. Both abuse and fear of abuse can have a silencing effect. If you have experienced violence and found a way to cope or make it stop, share what you know and support others to end the silencing impact of violence.