Gender

Adopting an integrated approach to women's rights, one that recognises the indivisibility of civil-political and socio-economic rights- we have aimed to produce cutting edge theoretical and policy frameworks on gender equality in the information society. Our research and advocacy are rooted in Southern feminist approaches to women's digital age citizenship, rejecting glib, one-size-fits-all approaches.

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women in india's digital economy

IT for Change, with support from the European Commission, is anchoring a five-year (2020-2024) collaborative action research to explore the potential of alternative digital platforms in sectors that traditionally employ women. Undertaken in partnership with Vrutti and LabourNet, the project aims to ensure that the benefits of a data-driven and…

Born digital, Born free

Between 2018-19, with support from the Web Foundation, IT for Change implemented the Righting Gender Wrongs project, an exploratory socio-legal research on gender-based cyberviolence across six sites of study in India, covering the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Through a range of research methods -- self administered surveys with…

online hate speech

This collaborative project between IT for Change, India and InternetLab, Brazil addresses gender-based hate speech in the online public sphere. Supported by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the project responds to the current reality in both countries where women are not only speaking up against patriarchy, but also claiming…

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Nandini Chami was a panelist on the 'Towards an empowerment scorecard for women in e-commerce' session during  UNCTAD's eCommerce Week 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The panel deliberated on the following questions:

To what extent has the global digital economy and the current e-commerce regime been successful in furthering…

Technologies that map women’s bodies and reproductive choices are a site of patriarchal control and surveillance while simultaneously creating an illusion of choice or autonomy for users. This report recognizes and examines the ways in which the absence of safeguards for sensitive and personal data and information disproportionately targets…

Online Violence

In this article published in the Economic & Political Weekly (12 January 2019), Amrita Vasudevan revisits current debates on the liability of internet intermediaries in India, in the context of violence against women online. 

Read the paper here.