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Anita Gurumurthy

Executive Director

AnitaAnita Gurumurthy is a founding member and executive director of IT for Change, where she leads research collaborations and projects in relation to the network society, with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. Her work reflects a keen interest in southern frameworks and the political economy of internet governance and data and surveillance. Anita engages actively with policy makers, practitioners, social movements activists and the academic community to expand and deepen conversations on the digital, as it rewires social justice, gender relations and citizenship rights. She also directs and draws inspiration from the work of Prakriye, IT for Change’s field centre, that works with rural communities, promoting women’s and girls’ leadership and digital capabilities. Anita is part of the Feminist Alliance for Rights, a global advocacy platform that emerged during the SDGs process and on the International Steering Committee of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender. She also serves as a member of the Science and Technology Constituency of the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Mechanism. She was invited to be part of the Karnataka State Committee to address violence against women, set up by the Department of Women and Child Welfare in 2017.