Gender Perspectives on the Digital Economy

As a part of IT for Change’s project, 'Rewiring India's Digitalising Economy for Women's Rights and Well-Being’, we invited proposals from Indian women academics, civil society researchers, and journalists for a six-month-long research fellowship supported by the European Commission and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in order to explore issues faced by women in the digitalizing economy of the Global South.

The ten chosen projects investigate a variety of structural challenges women face in the context of platformization and digitalization, particularly by women in the Global South who encounter pre-existing wage disparities and poor work conditions driven by global asymmetries. We released this research compendium along with the complete papers. during the course of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in order to shed light on economic inequality as an under-recognized facet of structural gender-based violence. These research papers alert us to the ways in which women are driven to the peripheries by data capitalism, while also offering stories of resistance and alternatives that act as a much-needed beacon of hope.

Read the synopses compendium here.

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