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.

Socializing Data Value

Socializing Data Value: Reflections on the State of Play

This report collates the highlights of our roundtable held in May 2021, providing a snapshot of the event and the key questions, ideas and debates that emerged from the conference.

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.

Intern With Us

Intern With Us

We are accepting applications for education, communications, design, and research interns for the summer! Details about the application process below.

The rhetoric of the e-commerce opportunity in policy dialogues on trade and development often fails to engage with concerns on equity and inclusion. While the pandemic has given a new impetus to digital trade, the status quo of data extractivism presents an insurmountable barrier to gender-inclusive economic recovery. A new gender transformative…
IT for Change made substantial contributions to the Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture's (ASHA's) response to the Government of India's Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmer Welfare on their Consultation Paper on IDEA (India Digital System of Agriculture). In the letter, the signitories urge the Government of India in general and the Task Force for the…
The rhetoric of the e-commerce opportunity in policy dialogues on trade and development often fails to engage with concerns on equity and inclusion. While the pandemic has given a new impetus to digital trade, the status quo of data extractivism presents an insurmountable barrier to gender-inclusive economic recovery. A new gender transformative…
IT for Change responded to the Department of Telecom’s (DoT) consultation paper on the Artificial Intelligence Stack released by its AI Standardization Committee in September 2020. Read the full submission here. ITfC appreciates the DoT’s initiative in taking steps in artificial intelligence (AI) governance by recognising the importance of standards to solve…
The Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS) runs residential schools for children from the marginalized sections of the society. IT for Change (ITfC) has recently started working with KREIS to help them to build the capacity of the KREIS Teachers to integrate ICT into teaching-learning in sustained and meaningful ways. As…
IT for Change  invites applications for a  Two-day Online Institute on Feminist Perspectives on Digital Economy and Society October 13-14, 2021, 4 hours per day Applications open until September 15, 2021 IT for Change is pleased to invite applications to attend a two-day online institute on ‘Feminist Perspectives on Digital Economy and Society’. …

IN THE MEDIA

Reclaiming a Feminist Digital Public Sphere from the Margins

An essay authored by IT for Change's Deepti Bharthur and Ankita Aggarwal, titled 'Reclaiming a Feminist Digital Public Sphere from the Margins', has been published in the third quarterly issue of WACC's Media Development. This issue of Media Development focuses on the theme of 'Democratizing the Public Sphere'. The '…

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…

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