Advocacy in Gender

IT for Change’s Inputs to OHCHR on Online Hate Speech


IT for Change participated in the call for inputs by the UN Special Rapporteur, in order to inform the report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism on online hate speech to 78th session of the General Assembly.

IT for Change's submission highlights how gender intersects with, compounds, and reinforces discrimination…

IT for Change's Inputs to betterplace lab’s Consultation on ‘Towards a Feminist Digital Development Cooperation’


In March 2023, the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ) launched its strategy for a feminist development policy. The aim of the BMZ’s feminist development policy is to eliminate structural inequalities, unequal treatment and discrimination in the long term. This also includes racist structures and power…

IT for Change Consulted in Developing Tech Policy Design Lab’s Webpage on the Global State of OGBV


As part of our engagement with the Women’s Right Online Network (WRO), we are happy to have partnered with the Tech Policy Design Lab of the World Wide Web Foundation for building a webpage dedicated to mapping the state of online gender-based violence (OGBV) across the globe.


ITfC at the UN CSW67 Interactive Expert Panel


Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change, participated in an Interactive Expert Panel on ‘Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls’ at UN CSW67 on 14 March 2023.

Her talk focused on issues of unaccountable data practices of…

IT for Change's input at India’s G20 Presidency in 2023: Opportunities for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment


IT for Change has been working with the W20 – an engagement group focused on gender equality – to equip them in integrating digital perspectives into their strategy for engagement with India’s presidency of G20 in 2023.

Read our input at India’s G20 Presidency in 2023: Opportunities for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment here.

Submission to UN Special Rapporteur for FOE— Asia Consultation


IT for Change participated in the regional consultations held by the UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and Opinion and co-organized by the Association of Progressive Communications on 4th and 5th October 2022. This was a follow-up on the Special Rapporteur's seminal report on Freedom of Expression and Gender Justice in 2021, where…

Comment to Meta’s Oversight Board in the Case of ‘India Sexual Harassment Video (2022-012-IG-MR)’


Oversight Board is an external, independent body created by Meta that people can appeal to if they disagree with Meta’s content enforcement decisions on Facebook or Instagram. Out of the appeals it receives, the Case Selection Committee of the Board will select the cases that the Board will hear based on some criteria that it sets (e.g.,…

Submission to the UN OHCHR report on bridging the gender digital divide


IT for Change made a submission, in response to the Call for Inputs from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a Human Rights perspective. Our submission recognises that the gender divide is not a technical issue of connectivity but a political issue…

Recasting the Beijing Platform for Action through the information society lens


This document was an input into the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) High-Level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Review of Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.

It aims to use the powerful lens of the 'information society' to define the emerging priorities for analysis…