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Digital Security for Women

Tech vs Abuse is a collaborative research study about the use of digital tools to support people affected by domestic abuse. The project is supported by various institutions, including Comic Relief, Chayn, SafeLives, and Snook. The website points to ten different initiatives by organisations such as Refuge or Rape Crisis Scotland, all of which aim to improve the safety of those affected by abuse and coercive control. 

Take Back the Tech is a global campaign that connects the issue of violence against women* with emerging technologies. The website offers safety roadmaps and information on cyberstalking, hate speech and blackmail. The material is available in English, Spanish, and French. 

Gender and Tech is a website by Tactical Tech that points to conferences and workshops as well as useful tutorials in various languages. The page contains an activity map of initiatives taking place across the globe. 

Cyberwomen is a digital security curriculum with a gender perspective geared towards those who want to train others on digital security. The resource covers topics such as passwords, viruses and safe browsing and is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic. 

DIY Cybersecurity for Domestic Violence This guide was developed by Hack Blossom, an activists and artists platform that works on digital rights. The guide explores threat scenarios and provides recommendations on how to resist a controlling partner.  

XYZ is a space for practical tools to navigate digital security and privacy from a gender perspective. It is a space to learn from other women*, inspire one another and co-create. The page contains information on issues such as hate speech, useful apps, and online violence. 

Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline Access Now works with individuals and organisations around the world. They provide both advice on how to improve digital security practices as well as rapid-response emergency assistance. The 24/7 service is available in nine languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Arabic, and Italian. 

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