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IT for Change Newsletter, September 2016

September 2016

Greetings from IT for Change.

As we revisit the milestones of the past year and look towards new horizons, we would like to share with you our Annual Report for 2015-16.

We have continued our work in furthering social justice and gender equality in the information society context. In our report, we share with you highlights from our work on building institutional capacities of public schools, enhancing the active citizenship of marginalized rural women, conducting cutting edge research on gender-responsive governance and women's rights and spearheading a global coalition on a just and equitable Internet.

Learning Dialogues with Adolescent Girls at the Margins

This month, we unveil 'Dhwanigalu', a website that documents our insights from developing and implementing digitally-enabled learning dialogues with adolescent girls from rural Mysore, for strengthening their agency, autonomy and leadership. This work was initiated in March 2016 with support from the South Asia Women's Fund.


ICT-mediated Citizen Engagement - When is it Transformative?

Read our piece, Voice or Chatter? Towards new meanings of citizen engagement, on the Making All Voices Count blog, featured as part of their series on International Day of Democracy (September 15, 2016).

E-government for Women’s Empowerment in Asia and Pacific

Our study on designing e-government institutional ecosystems that work for women is out now. This was conducted in 2015-16, across five countries in Asia-Pacific, with the support of UNESCAP.

Improving Language Teaching with ICTs

"This year there is a difference in our class 10 students- they write Kannada more, and they appreciate the language more. One reason for this is the work that we have done with these children in classes 8 and 9, using ICT for language learning with IT for Change." - Mr. Avadhani, Head Master, Government High School, Domlur.
Know more about how our work in public schools of Bengaluru is making a difference. Check out this piece carried in the national daily, The Hindu.


What Keeps us Going?                             

Soumya has been working as an information intermediary at IT for Change's field centre in Mysore, which promotes ICT enabled socio-political empowerment for the marginalized. Read more about Soumya's work here. Stories like Soumya's and others' reinforce our belief that strengthening rural women's leadership can have a powerful impact on women and their communities. Sustaining such work requires your generous support.

Be part of the change

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