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2017

In an attempt to draw attention to the gender dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Women 2030 has organised a 'National Consultation on SDGs through a Gender Lens'. IT for Change has been invited to participate in this consultation. A Feminist Document on SDGs will...

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...

A pre-consultation meeting was organised in Bangalore in January 2017 to review our discussion paper: Technology-mediated violence against women in India. How can we strengthen existing legal-institutional response mechanisms? A group of feminist scholars and...

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...

Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Emerging Stance on Online Censorship

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini Chami and Amrita Vasudevan, IT for Change March 2017
Tags: Gender

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...

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...

The Just Net Coalition (JNC) has sent an open letter to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, voicing its objection to World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) official recommendation of Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). The use of EME, developed by W3C, poses a risk to billions of people's...

Aadhaar Act: The digital rights of Indians are at the mercy of an act that is incomplete

Amrita Vasudevan and Anita Gurumurthy May 2017
Tags: Governance
This is an article about the Aadhar Act and how to poses a risk to citizens' right to privacy in India.