Online freedom for all = No unfreedom for women, a project on technology-mediated violence against women

Rethinking legal-institutional responses to e-VAW

2017 - Ongoing

Our discussion paper on the issue of technology-mediated violence against women analyses the adequacy of the current legal and institutional frameworks in India and proposes alternate models that need to be debated and analysed. The paper raises a series of questions on overhauling the existing…

Examining Technology-mediated Violence against Women through a Feminist Framework: Towards appropriate legal-institutional responses in India

This discussion paper argues that the omnipresence of the digital demands a re-evaluation of legal-institutional response to violence against women. The networked logic of the Internet, and social media platforms that overrun it bank upon virality, effectively…

Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Emerging Stance on Online Censorship

2017 - Ongoing

This position paper looks at the issue of intermediary filtering in the context of two Supreme Court cases. The first was a petition filed by activist Sabu Matthew George in 2008, asking for a ban on advertisements on search engines related to pre-natal sex determination. The…

Online freedom for all = No unfreedom for women, a project on technology-mediated violence against women

2017 - Ongoing

World-over, technology mediated violence against women is growing to be a serious social problem. Women’s full and free participation in digital spaces presupposes a safe online environment, but going online seem to be fraught with the risk of violence for women. Governments, especially in…