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How can we strengthen existing legal-institutional response mechanisms?

IT for Change
January
2017
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Research Papers and Reports

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 legal framework, effectively addressing intermediary liability and strengthening law enforcement and other institutional mechanisms.

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Negotiating the On-line: Annual Conference of the Majlis Legal Centre

ITfC
March
2017
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Presentations

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 citizenship?’, focusing on the network- data complex and its implications for women’s citizenship.

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

ITfC
2017
Type of resource: 
Research Papers and Reports
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Workshop Outputs

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 countries in the global South, are yet to bring their laws and institutions up-to-speed, to effectively respond to this issue.

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