National Gender Fellowships

National Gender Fellowships

As part of our ongoing projects on gender and the digital economy, IT for Change invites proposals and pitches under two National Gender Fellowship tracks.

National Gender Fellowships

National Gender Fellowships

As part of our ongoing projects on gender and the digital economy, IT for Change invites proposals and pitches under two National Gender Fellowship tracks.

Report for ILO

Platform labour in search of value: A study of workers’ organizing practices and business models in the digital economy

Read our report for the ILO on platform workers' strategies to reclaim their rights to decent work and a fair share of economic gains in the value networks of the emerging platform economy.

Submission to SR FoE

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression for the UNGA Report on Gender Justice

IT for Change & InternetLab responded to the call for inputs into the UNGA Report on Gender Justice from the SR on FoE, building on findings from our research collaboration Recognize, Resist, Remedy.

Report on AMT

Report on AMT

Check out our latest report on Indian women workers on Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) in the post-pandemic moment.

IT for Change responded to the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare public consultation white paper for the India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA). The key points of our submission are summarized below. The full submission may be found here. IDEA will prevent corporate capture of core structures of the digital agriculture…
IT for Change inputted to the public consultation on the Draft National Geospatial Policy, 2021 put out by the Department of Science and Technology. Our submission emphasized on the fact that physical locations are a shared public resource and the policy supporting wider democratization of geospatial data should allow for equal digital access to the physical shared spaces.…
As part of our ongoing projects on gender and the digital economy, IT for Change invites proposals and pitches under two National Gender Fellowship tracks. Research Fellowships, under our European Commission supported project, Centering Women in India’s Digitalizing Economy. This Fellowship seeks original research papers. The authors of selected…
The draft Digital Markets Act envisages the obligations of data sharing by large gatekeeper platforms along with ex-ante oversight by the regulator of such platforms, in the EU. This regulation is framed as a part of the Digital Services Act Package, being discussed by the EU to regulate the digital economy. The feedback by IT for Change is available here. Our…
Background IT for Change (ITfC) and Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi collaborated to design and conduct a five-day workshop on “Use of technology and OER for e-content development” for ODL professionals of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysuru. The workshop was organized by KSOU in their computer lab from…
IT for Change’s research – as part of our project Recognize, Resist, Remedy – has demonstrated a need for legal-institutional reform to combat sexist hate online. There is also a global acknowledgement today, such as from the Council of Europe and the EU, that sexist hate speech online needs to be addressed by the law. In India, the 273rd Law…

IN THE MEDIA

Online Education Is Not the Solution

School closures since March 2020 have allowed students limited opportunities for structured learning, causing learning loss, and aggravating malnutrition, child abuse, child labour, school dropout and early marriage. Online education is seen as a solution to the education emergency. A survey conducted by Karnataka…

WhatsApp Challenges Govt: Breaking End-to-End Encryption Will Lead to Security Issues but Timing of Petition Circumspect

The new Intermediary Guidelines (IL Guidelines), require messaging platforms that have over 50 lakh registered users (such as WhatsApp) “enable the identification of the first originator of the information”. The challenge from WhatsApp is that this impinges on an individual’s constitutional right to privacy and is…

Let Children Go Back to School

The government is fiddling, as children are losing foundational literacy and numeracy. The Karnataka government has opened schools fully for grades 9-12 and partly for 6-8. However, lower primary schools (LPS) consisting of grades 1-5 remain closed and may have a zero year (a year of no school). Most states seem to…

What Challenges Do Online Classes Pose?

With the pandemic forcing the teaching and learning process to migrate to the online mode, the education system has faced an upheaval like never before. This has posed several challenges to teachers and students in India. V. Madhurima and Gurumurthy Kasinathan discuss the challenges and possible solutions in a…

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