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IT for Change (ITfC) focuses on theory-building and policy research, adopting a pro-South feminist approach. ITfC seeks to build a theoretical framework of gender and information society that problematises women’s citizenship in the changing social order. ITfC’s research and advocacy have critiqued market-based approaches in policy making – globally and nationally – and have pushed for new frameworks based on citizenship and rights-based approaches.

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change was invited to be part of a committee to make recommendations to the Government of Karnataka on the issue of violence against women for a 10 point strategy that the state proposes to adopt. As follow up to the meeting, IT for Change made a submission, focussed mainly on the realities of the digital context.

In January 2017, IT for Change initiated work in the area of forging an effective legal-institutional response to technology-mediated violence against women in India, with support from the WWW Foundation. We began work on this project by producing a discussion paper on this issue, analysing the adequacy of the current legal and institutional framework and proposing alternate...

IT for Change made a submission, in response to the Call for Inputs from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a Human Rights perspective.The submission detailed IT for Change's position on adopting a human rights approach to bridge the gender digital divide, which starts with the recognition that...

IT for Change and Azim Premji University (APU) organized a two day workshop titled, The Gendered Digital in the Network Society, on 3rd and 4th February 2017, which was supported by the Genderlogues program of the India office of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES...