Sara Baker

Sara Baker is a writer, feminist activist, and nonprofit consultant who works for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as the global coordinator of Take Back the Tech!, a collaborative campaign to encourage women to use technology to counter gender-based violence. Initiated by APC in 2006, the campaign has been localised by individuals, groups, networks, and organisations in places such as Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, India, Kenya, Macedonia, Mexico, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, the UK, Uruguay, and the USA. Under Sara’s coordination, Take Back the Tech! received a Bobs People’s Choice Award for Best Online Activism in English, the inaugural GEM-TECH Award from the International Telecommunications Union and UN Women for Efforts to Reduce Threats Online and Building Women’s Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs, and a Prix Ars Honorary Mention for Digital Communities. In more than a decade of work on gender-based violence, Sara has developed culturally specific services, created a wide variety of digital and print resources, and successfully advocated for legislators, corporations, and civil society to take action. She holds an MA in English with Writing Concentration from the University of Tennessee and has been featured in US and international media outlets such as the Washington Post, Time, and the Guardian. She is particularly interested in creative responses to gender-based violence, such as transformative storytelling that privileges survivor narratives and women-driven media that challenges gender norms.

Events

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UE-660 The Respect Campaign 12 Weeks October 11, 2017
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