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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 submitted comments on the Zero draft of the Agreed Conclusions of the 61st Session of the CSW on ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’ to the National Consultation on Pre-CSW preparations convened by Programme on Women's Economic Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), in February 2017. The submission argues that women's economic...

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...