UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

2nd UN South Asian Forum on Business and Human Rights 2021
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Anita Gurumurthy and Nandini Chami participated in two panels in the 2nd United Nations South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights, 2021.

Anita Gurumurthy moderated a panel titled, "Addressing Gender Bias in New Technologies", on March 17, 2021 which reflected on the following questions:

    How do new technologies depict and reinforce existing gender bias and stereotypes, and how their development teams' composition affects these portrayals?
    What are the most significant gaps in technology governance that perpetuate and exacerbate gender bias and stereotypes?
    Have there been any examples where governments have taken note of gender bias and stereotypes in new technologies and addressed them through policy and regulation?
    What are some of the efforts that businesses can adopt/have adopted to altogether avoid the larger structural and systemic forms of bias and discrimination perpetuated and amplified through algorithmic technology?

The panelists for the session include Nighat Dad, Anja Kovacs, Gayatri Khandhadai and Shubhabrata Roy.

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Nandini Chami participated in a panel titled "Human Rights Impact of Social Media Platforms" on March 15, 2021. She provided insights into the engagements of social media companies in India from the perspective of issues of internet governance, gender and digital justice.

Other panelists included:

  1. Chloe Poynton, Co-Founder, and Principal, Article One
  2. Torsha Sarkar, Researcher, Centre for Internet and Society
  3. Miranda Sissons, Facebook, Human Rights Director

The session will be moderated by Sonakshi Kapoor, Attorney, Triano & Byrne.

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