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The wiki was created by the Tactical Technology Collective in collaboration with the participants to the Gender and Technology Institute (GTI) held on December 2014, and to other 2015 activities and trainings related to the program “Securing Online and Offline Freedoms for Women: Expression, Privacy and Digital Inclusion”.

Tactical Tech is an international NGO helping human rights advocates use information, communications and digital technologies to maximise the impact of their advocacy work. We provide advocates with guides, tools, training and consultancy to help them develop the skills and tactics they need to increase the impact of their campaigning.

Participants to the program “Securing Online and Offline Freedoms for Women: Expression, Privacy and Digital Inclusion” have been granted user accounts with editor privileges enabling them to create new entries (such as tutorials, howtos, activities, storytelling) and/or to edit existing pages. Some specific pages curated by Tactical Technology Collective have been blocked for edition by the community of users.

More about this semantic wiki and how to properly create new entries and post new information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions.

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This wiki is dedicated to document initiatives around gender and tech, privacy and digital security that are organised by participants to the trainings and activities related to the program “Securing Online and Offline Freedoms for Women: Expression, Privacy and Digital Inclusion”. It aims at making visible those initiatives, provide a usable platform for sharing documentation and enable knowledge transfer between the different participants, organisations and networks involved.

Concretely, participants can create new entries under the following broad categories:

  • Activitiesː

For the documentation of the workshops and trainings dealing with gender and tech, privacy and/or digital security organised on the ground. The form enables to provide contextual information, agendas, resources used and learning outcomes.

  • Tutorialsː

For the documentation of methodologies, processes and exercises about how to teach others about topics related to gender and tech, privacy and holistic and digital security.

  • HowTosː

For documenting about how we can learn ourselves about specific topics dealing with gender and tech, privacy and digital security.

  • Storytellingː

For sharing personal stories and experience about becoming a privacy advocate and/or a Digital Security Trainer.

You will also find in this wiki the manual “Zen and the art of making tech work for you”.

It is the result of a collaborative effort that has involved our growing community of women and trans* activists, human rights defenders and technologists. The material included in this manual was created in response to our community’s requests for ideas and guidance on topics they needed, but couldn’t find elsewhere. The manual has been written and reviewed by over 20 women coming from 19 different countries. Its content focuses on two overlapping issues:

First, how can we craft appropriate online presences (or a series of them) that strengthen our ability to communicate and work online safely? Secondly, how can we collaboratively create safe online and offline spaces that enable our communities to share, collaborate, and communicate safely?

The manual grew out of the 2014 Gender and Technology Institute [1], organised by Tactical Technology Collective and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Until next January 2016, we hope to achieve a better understanding of the readers audience, their background and needs and also to gather through this extended community more feed back about the manual, in order to get a better grasp of the dimensions that are missing and which are the other tools, processes, readings and cases studies that should be added. We hope to have it translated, edited and printed in 2016.



This manual was developped thanks to the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency funding support. To note that Sida can not be regarded as having contributed to or vouching for the content.


All contents published in the wiki are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License unless otherwise noted.


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