Gender and ICT access

2017

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. Our submission recognises that the gender divide is not a technical issue of connectivity but a political issue…

2016

In 2015, WWW Foundation and Sida launched the Women's Rights Online research study to map the opportunities for women's empowerment through web-enabled ICTs, across the capital cities/economic hubs of 10 countries in the global South: Cairo, Egypt; Bogota, Colombia; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kampala, Uganda; Lagos, Nigeria; Manila, Philippines;…

2015

In 2015, WWW Foundation in partnership with Sida conducted a 10-country research study across Asia, Africa and Latin America to explore the potential of the Internet for the empowerment of urban poor women. IT for Change was the country partner for the India component of the project. The research findings clearly indicate the…

2015

Three speakers, from the International Forum on Gender, Media, ICTs, and Journalism: 20 years after the Beijing Action Platform, Margaret Gallgher, Lucía Lagunes Huerta, and Anita Gurumurthy were invited for a discussion on the Latin American channel teleSur. In conversation with Laura Carlsen, they spoke on issues…

2015

Anita Gurumurthy participated in three sessions at the International Forum on Gender, Media, ICTs and Journalism: 20 years after the Beijing Platform for Action. The International Forum reviewed the implementation of Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and its critical areas – gender balance in media content, women in media…

2014

This paper sets out to study how gender equality gets constructed within the discursive space of IGF, using IGF 2012 as an exemplar. It utilises a Critical Discourse Analysis Framework that draws upon the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development's framework which defines gender equality as comprising the…

2013

Anita Gurumurthy participated in a panel arranged by UN Women on Gender and Infrastructure during the 8th Annual Conference on Public Policy and Management organized by the Center for Public Policy, at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in August 13, 2013. She made a presentation on 'ICTs as Infrastructure-…

2009

This document was an input into the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Review of Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.

It aims to use the powerful lens of the 'information society' to define the emerging priorities for analysis…

2009
Paper presented for the Commission on Social, Ethical, and Legal Issues of  the World IT Forum (WITFOR). The presentation emphasises the gender gap not just in terms of connectivity to the internet, but also access to the sophistication of ICTs. Identifying various factors detrimental to women's interests, it also critiques the closed nature of…
2007
Mridula Swamy presented this paper titled 'A gendered analysis of research methodologies in ICTD projects in India' at the Global Training Exchange (GTM) Programme held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in June 2007. The GTM is a major activity of the second phase of the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) project of the Association for Progressive…