“Violence against women is the most extreme expression of unequal gender power.”
Jac is a feminist activist and writer. She currently heads up the Women's Rights Programme for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Her areas of focus include internet governance and human rights, sexuality, women’s rights, and internet technologies and feminist movement building. Jac co-founded the Take Back the Tech! collaborative global campaign on technology-related violence against women, and KRYSS, an organisation working with young people on sexual rights in Malaysia. She is currently serving as a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group for the Internet Governance Forum, as well as board member for CREA and as co-director of the Centre for Independent Journalism in Malaysia.
Take Back the Tech! is a collaborative global campaign with a simple call: for everyone - especially women and girls - to take control of technology to end gender-based violence. Initiated in 2006 by APC, the campaign has been taken up, adapted and owned by individuals, collectives and organisations globally. In 2014, Take Back the Tech! was awarded the inaugural GEM-TECH award from UN Women and the International Telecommunications Union for Efforts to Reduce Threats Online and Building Women's Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs. In both 2014 and 2008, Take Back the Tech! received an Honorary Mention for Digital Communities from the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica.
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