Presentations

'Digital Democracy in India' is our ongoing attempt to examine the emergence of a new governance paradigm in the country, characterized by the rise of ‘governance by networks’ and ‘r

Parminder Jeet Singh was invited by the Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay to deliver a talk on 'Digital Data - The New Raw Material in the Globalising Economy' as part of the Dev

During 2010- 16, ITfC designed and implemented a new model of teacher-education, based on ‘professional community of practice’ amongst

The annual conference of the Majlis Legal Centre - Negotiating Spaces - chose to analyse the various facets, impacts and internal contradictions of on-line spaces, through a gender lens. AAnita made a presentation on ‘What's happening today to women's rights and citizenship?’, focusing on the network- data complex and its implications for women’s citizenship.

IT for Change in partnership with Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan and ANANDI, conducted a three day course titled 'Re-Wiring Women's Rights Debates in the Digital Age' with support from IDRC, Canada and UN women Fund for Gender Equality.

The course brought together women's rights advocates – research scholars and practitioners, in a dialogic space.

Day 1

Session 1: Living in a Networked World What does it mean for Women's Rights?

A conversation with

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change was a Panelist at the IGF 2016 Main Session, Connecting Human Rights - Emphasising Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the Internet. In her intervention, she stressed the critical imperative to move beyond the binary of the online and offline, in our imaginary of rights. Human rights violations occur in the very real, hybrid interstices where embedded and embodied life meet the network.  Therefore,the idea of rights has to be re-calibrated to a different sociality in the digital age.

Anita Gurumurthy, representing IT for Change, was nominated to speak at the Opening Session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at Guadalajara, Mexico on 6th December, 2016. In her address, Anita highlighted the growing unfreedoms of a datafied world and the urgent need for social movements to come together to develop an internet that can be individually empowering, collectively enriching and ecologically restorative through the democratic rule of law in global governance.

Anita Gurumurthy participated in the 2016 IAMCR Conference, held in Leicester, UK between 27th -31st July 2016. The theme for this year's conference was Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward.

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change participated in the First annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) organised at UNHQ, New York between 6-7 June 2016. In her statement from the floor, she emphasised that the Technology Facilitation Mechanism could effectively support the 2030 development agenda only if its efforts were guided by an unwavering commitment to promote the democratic socialisation of science and technology at the margins.

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to participate in The First General Assembly of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), on 9-10 December, 2015. At the event, she was a panelist at the session 'Post 2015 SDGs and implications for Gender and the Media'. Organized by UNESCO and GAMAG, in partnership with Greece, 15 UN organizations and the Council of Europe, the conference provided a platform for dialogues between all regional chapters of GAMAG.