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Check out the special year-end issue of DataSyn – our free monthly newsletter providing concise and relevant analysis on all things Big Tech.

FEMINIST DIGITAL JUSTICE

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Check out the seventh issue paper on Diversifying Strategies for Feminist Digital Activism in the Global South, as part of our collaborative Feminist Digital Justice project with DAWN.

CSO Agenda for e-Shram

A civil society agenda for e-shram

Outputs from a joint strategy meeting by Centre for Internet Society and IT for Change with CSO participants on the e-shram portal

FDJ Issue Paper 6

Data Subjects in the Femtech Matrix: A Feminist Political Economy Analysis of the Global Menstruapps Market

This study is a feminist political economy exploration of data policies and practices through close analysis of the erosion of privacy and data autonomy in the menstrual apps market.

Anita Gurumurthy was a part of the IGF 2021 Main Session: Digital Cooperation- Quo vadis? on December 8, 2021 where she gave a statement on the role IGF can play in digital cooperation. Read it here. This session was for assessing Internet governance approaches and mechanisms and fostering democratic equity and inclusiveness. The panel discussed…
Whether it the food people eat, the school children attend, or getting the much needed vaccines, in all walks of our daily lives, UN multilateral institutions play a key role in guaranteeing or providing access to goods and services, especially for marginalized groups. Last September, UN Secretary General António Guterres published the document 'Our Common Agenda'. Somewhat…
We are excited to publish a brand new issue paper under our collaborative Feminist Digital Justice project with DAWN (Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era). Read it here! The seventh issue paper, authored by Kumudini Samuel, Florencia Partenio, and Cai Yiping from DAWN, explores feminist digital activism in the Global South and…
IT for Change's research series on Intelligence Infrastructures interrogates essential digital infrastructures that underpin the economy, society, and governance, putting the spotlight on the need for democratic control of these building blocks of tomorrow. Policies must straddle a people-centric vision of tech-design and institutional mechanisms so that these…
In June 2021 Google and BYJU’S announced a partnership to provide education services in India. A press release from BYJU’S said, “the simplicity, flexibility, and security of Google ‘Workspace for Education’ and BYJU’S unmatched content pedagogy come together on the ‘Vidyartha’ platform to aid effective learning at school…this integration of…
This think piece was written by Karishma Banga and Becky Faith, of the Digital and Technology Cluster, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton as part of our Centering Women in India's Digitalizing Economy project, supported by the European Union and FES. Read the paper here. Abstract The digitalization of production and digital restructuring…

IN THE MEDIA

On Cybercrime Against Women and its Larger Causes

This is an electronic interview conducted between Anita Gurumurthy and The Quint, India on cybercrime in India and its larger cause in the wake of the 'bulli bai' app incident in January, 2022. Q. How do the digital spaces become a readymade tool for people to harass and humiliate women? Does the anonymity on offer…

The Gig Podcast S2E3: Who Cares? The Permanent Wave

Our research associate, Khawla Zainab, along with Kriangsak Teerawitkajorn from the Just Economy and Labour Institute (JELI) were part of the third episode of the second season of the Gig Podcast hosted by Bama Athreya. The Gig Podcast is about the women and men who work in the so-called 'gig  economy' worldwide. They…

The Crypto Assets Conundrum

Why legalizing crypto assets is dangerous The Indian Government appears convinced that cryptocurrency is a dangerous proposition. Cryptocurrency enables relatively invisible transactions, with serious implications for crime, terrorism, money laundering, tax evasion, etc. Another worry is that the crypto mania is…

Covid, Folk Psychology and Pedagogy Viruses

The pandemic has exposed India’s ambivalence about scientific knowledge. While masking and distancing constitute scientific wisdom, we see mass disregard of these in festivals and polls. The pandemic has exposed another ambivalence — about beliefs on the purpose and processes of education. Education experts’ views…

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