The Tech Without Violence in Rural and Remote BC responds to reported gaps in technology literacy for anti-violence workers and program-users in rural, remote, and Indigenous (RRI) communities. The project is partnered with technology and digital literacy experts, and will work with an advisory committee of anti-violence workers to produce BC based digital literacy resources that will help prevent technology-facilitated gender-based violence. It will develop culturally safe, trauma informed resources suited to the specific needs of anti-violence workers, Indigenous and racialized women, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people accessing gender based violence support services in RRI communities.
The Tech Without Violence project will develop free on-demand digital literacy resources and a library of short videos modeled after the WESNET Australia’s Technology Safety Project. Accessible resources and short videos will address key identified digital literacy topics, such as passwords, location tracking, preserving digital evidence, etc. The free resources and video library will be posted on the BCSTH website.