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IT for Change Newsletter, December 2015


IT for Change at the UN WSIS+10 Review 

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Invited to speak at the UN General Assembly's High Level Meeting on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) + 10 Review, Mr. Parminder Jeet Singh, our Executive Director, made a powerful speech on 16th December 2015, highlighting the importance of preserving the egalitarian potential of the Internet.
Watch the video and read the full text of his speech here.

IN FOCUS: GLOBAL

How is Research influencing Policies on Gender, Media and ICTs?
 
Given that the Internet has rapidly changed the media landscape, there is extreme flux in policy processes. Both structures of society and structures of media are changing and therefore perhaps, an appropriate question would be, are research studies influencing policies, as developing countries in particular are playing catch up mostly?
Read the full article here.
SDGs and their Implications for Gender and the Media
 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are important not only for the fact that they signify the tremendous challenge and the urgent task of making a difference with respect to gender equality, but also because they give us a handle to link between different goals and targets and construct a narrative where equality as a moral imperative is larger than the sum of its parts.

Read the full article here.

IN FOCUS: NATIONAL

Reflections on the Digital Rights Workshop

Do we have rights with respect to digital space? If yes, what are they?’ - this question set the tone for our workshop on ‘What are People’s Rights in the Digital World? - Moving Towards a Digital Contract’. In addition to digital rights activists, participants in this workshop comprised a broad spectrum of social sectors such as women’s rights, water rights, governance, intellectual property law, community development and rural livelihoods. The purpose of bringing together individuals from such diverse fields was to draw the first outlines of a social contract linking human rights frameworks to the digital realm. 
 

Read the full blog post here.
To know more about the workshop, click here.

Domination and emancipation: A framework for assessing ICT and Education programs

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