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IT for Change

An India-based NGO working on information society theory and practice from the standpoint of equity, social justice and gender equality.

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IT for Change at the BRICS Internet Studies Research Group's Inaugural Meeting at Sao Paulo

 

Research validation meeting of the 'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society' research network at Bengaluru, India

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De-constructing dominant approaches and concepts in relation to ICTs and development and articulating alternatives

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Interrogating dominant ICT models and providing avenues for equitable and progressive policy interventions and models of practice

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Building theoretical frameworks that bring together gender and citizenship in the information society through field projects

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Using ICTs to shape participatory and collaborative processes of learning and teacher development

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Examining the role of new technology paradigms in opening up novel opportunities for deepening democracy

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IT for Change at IAMCR 2014

Anita Gurumurthy was invited by International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to be part of the plenary on 'Governing Digital Spaces - Issues of Access, Privacy and Freedom' at the IAMCR 2014 conference, 'Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice', held at Hyderabad, July 15 to 19, 2014.

What does the Internet Governance Forum signify for gender equality?

This paper sets out to study how gender equality gets constructed within the discursive space of IGF, using IGF 2012 as an exemplar. It utilises a Critical Discourse Analysis Framework that draws upon the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development's framework which defines gender equality as comprising the following domains: capabilities and access to resources and opportunities; empowerment; and enabling macro-environmental factors.

What does the Internet Governance Forum signify for gender equality?

This paper sets out to study how gender equality gets constructed within the discursive space of IGF, using IGF 2012 as an exemplar. It utilises a Critical Discourse Analysis Framework that draws upon the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development's framework which defines gender equality as comprising the following domains: capabilities and access to resources and opportunities; empowerment; and enabling...

Gender and ICTs - Policy Brief

IT for Change was commissioned by BRIDGE, IDS in 2013 to prepare a policy brief on Gender and ICTs for DFID. The final policy brief, submitted in February 2014, provides a broad brush-stroke analysis of the depth and breadth of the implications of information society change for gender equality and women's empowerment, and identifies future directions for policy and programming.

Education

Letter to AICTE on compulsory use of Office 365 suite

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to implement Cloud email for all its institutes. In their notification AICTE has...

Development and IS


Input to the Second High Level Committee on Status of Women in India

In April 2014, IT for Change submitted a solicited input to the Second High Level Committee on Status of Women in India, analysing key policy and programmatic concerns in the area of 'Digital Technologies and Gender Justice in India'. The brief demonstrates the urgent need  for  a...

Governance


Inputs to the High Power Committee examining amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993

In June 2014, the High Power Committee examining amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993 invited IT for Change to provide inputs on the strategic use of Information and...

Making Women's Voices and Votes Count

IT for Change, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), and Area Networking and Development Initiatives (ANANDI) are partnering in the 'Making Women's Voices and Votes Count', a two-year field project funded by UN Women. Under this project, which commenced in January 2013, the three organisations with the support of...

Women-gov

Women-gov (2012-2014) is a feminist action-research project supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), that aims at enhancing marginalised women's active citizenship and their engagement with local governance, across three sites in India, Brazil and South Africa. The partnering organisations are IT for Change in India, Instituto Nupef in Brazil and the New Women's Movement in South...

Annual Report

A Note from the Directors (As part of Annual Report 2011-2012)


In Media

Link to the article here.

An analysis of outcomes of International Telecommunication Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) by IT for Change, which appeared as the lead Op-Ed in The Hindu on 21 December 2012.

Recent Blog Posts

The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has spawned similar initiatives in many countries and regions. However there has been concerns whether some of...
Dear Google; Yes, the world indeed needs an open Internet, for which reason it is rather awful to note that you, meaning, Google; 1) Sold the...
We see four sets of issues that are most important in terms of the forthcoming ITU meeting, World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT...
The Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society (CITIGEN) research programme, launched in 2010, aimed to explore the notion of marginalised...

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