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Photo Exhibition: empowering adolescent girls in rural villages

A two day photo exhibition was organised in the villages Hosavaranchi (on Jun 7-8) and Attiguppe (May 31-Jun 1), in Mysore district, to showcase to the community the learning of adolescent girls who participate in the 'Kishori Chitrapata' (Adolescent girls' expressions on the video screen) Project, a collaborative intervention of IT for Change, 'Mahila Samakhya' (Women of Equal Value) Karnataka, a women's empowerment intervention of the Government of India, and UNICEF.

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'Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society' Programme

With about 10 days left for the deadline on pre-proposals for the Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society Program, we are rather hopeful that there will be in the next few days, a steady email flow of applications. Indeed, the past month after the launch of the Program has been exciting. We have had discussions with many organisations and scholars and feel rather affirmed by their interest in the Program. Having the Project advisors come on board was the first pat on the back; the issue of gender and citizenship in its indisputably organic link with the digital space that we all inhabit is an area that southern feminist scholarship needs to immediately look at.

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'The Potential of Open Development for Canada and Abroad'

On May 5th, 2010, Anita Gurumurthy represented IT for Change at the IDRC Public Panel on 'The Potential of Open Development for Canada and Abroad'. The event held in Ottawa, Canada, was a panel discussion on issues such as unequal access to technology, threats to privacy, and intellectual property rights. Panelists examined the possibilities of 'openness' that new technologies bring in for development and proposed ways to manage the potential risks while harnessing the opportunities for collective social benefit.

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Editorial for The Journal of Community Informatics

Below is Anita's Editorial for the special issue on Gender of The Journal of Community Informatics: I came into this special issue of the Journal of Community Informatics as guest editor with the rather common sense hypothesis that the notion of 'community' as well as information and communication systems are unequivocally gendered.
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Giroux and the aims of education

The article by Giroux has several thought provoking ideas and assertions on the aims of education, the social context of school today, the role of teachers and education administrators... Debating: * Leadership vs management * Theory vs practice * Testing/measurable indicators and assessment * Training vs education * Role of teachers in student learning/achivement * Privatisation vs public good * Education policy in the USA to read the article visit Truthout
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IT for Change's Internship Programme is open

IT for Change Internship Programme is open for students enrolled in a graduate programme in the areas of Social Science, Development Studies, Education, Gender, ICTs and Communications.

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IT for Change's presentation at CeTIT, Citizens Empowerment Through Information Technology 2010

Gurumurthy K, IT for Change, participated in the “CeTIT 2010”(Citizens Empowerment Through Information Technology), the second edition of Conference-Cum-Exhibition on “e-governance” on 27th and 28th July 2010 organized by FICCI, Department of Information and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (ELCOT) and Tamil Nadu eGovernance Agency (TNeGA) at Chennai and spoke on 'Public
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Jul 23, 2010: Talk on "Locating Gender Politics in the New Techno-Industrial Complex” by Dr. Lisa McLaughlin

Talk on "Locating Gender Politics in the New Techno-Industrial Complex” by Dr. Lisa McLaughlin, Associate Professor in Media Studies and Women’s Studies, Miami University-Ohio, USA Date: Jul 23, 2010 (Friday) Time: 4 p.m. Place: CIS - The Centre for Internet and Society No.

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May: three workshops on Public Software in India

May 14-15 2010: Jaipur- 'What is Free Software and why is it relevant to you?' May 18-19 2010: Delhi- 'What is Free Software and why is it relevant to you?' May 27-29, 2010: Kochi, Kerala- Software in Public Sector, with focus on Public Education' For more information, please go to the Public-Software Website

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