IT for Change

2016

Statement issued by 8 Indian civil society organisations, supported by two key global networks, involved with Internet governance issues, to the meeting of ICANN in Hyderabad, India, from 3 rd to 9 th November, 2016

2016

IT for Change made a submission to the Call for Comments on the draft update of General Recommendation No.19 (1992) on gender based violence against women, issued by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Our suggestions stress the need to account for the equivalence of the effects of offline and technology-mediated…

2016

Article 19 called for a public consultation on Principles on Privacy and Freedom of Expression. IT for Change submitted comments to the Draft Principles. Our inputs emphasized: the need to re-formulate the concept of personal data in times of Big Data analysis, algorithms and interlinking of databases; safeguards to protect…

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;…

2016

Following TRAI's historic ruling that prohibits the discriminatory tariffs for data services, Parminder Jeet Singh, in this op-ed in the Deccan Herald, discusses how TRAI has asserted its regulatory control over the Internet by ensuring data services are not discriminated based on content and are provided as a regulated public utility. 

2016

IT for Change is currently developing a training curriculum on e-government for women's empowerment and gender equality, for policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region, in partnership with UNESCAP and UNPOG. This is based on a  5-country research study on gender and e-government in the Asia-Pacific, that we carried out in 2016.…

2015

The digitalisation of public service delivery has effected a paradigmatic shift in governance. This note discusses two aspects of this shift pertinent to women farmers - 'E-agriculture' initiatives and the new challenges to women's citizenship arising due to the reconstitution of governance systems by the Internet and ICTs. In the past,…

2015

Mr. Parminder Jeet Singh, our Executive Director, was invited to speak at the UN General Assembly's High Level Meeting on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) + 10 Review, on 16th December 2015. The final outcome document by the General Assembly for the seventieth session can be accessed here.

2015

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…

2015

Anita Gurumurthy participated at the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media, convened by UNESCO on 7-8 December, 2015. At the event, she was a panelist at the Round Table discussion 'Strategic link between policy and research on gender and media, including technology'. The overall aim of the Meeting was to promote…