Our Advocacy Statements

Endorse Rejection of Pinkwashing in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework


Third World Network, Public Services International (Asia & Pacific) and IT for Change request your endorsement of this statement rejecting pinkwashing in the IPEF

We are planning to release this statement on 13 December 2022, at the first negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in Brisbane,…

Submission to MeitY on Part-I and Part-II of the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021


The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has proposed amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. With an aim to increase platform accountability, the proposed amendments focus heavily on stemming the virality of harmful content.

We believe that the…

Inputs from IT for Change to MeitY on the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy


This is IT for Change’s response to the draft National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) released for public consultation by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in May 2022. Given that the NDGFP is not very different from the draft Data Accessibility and Use Policy released in February 2022, this response must…

Joint CSO post-MC12 Statement on Access to Medicine


IT for Change signed the post-MC12 statement on access to medicine, which includes over 100 groups on it thus far, including Public Services International (PSI), Focus on the Global South, African Alliance, Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group, World Federation of Public Health Associations, Health Justice International (HJI), People's Health…

Submission on Online Violence Against Women To the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women


Drawing from IT for Change’s work, this submission provides an overview of legislative and judicial developments in India with respect to online violence against women. It offers an analysis of the government’s…

Inputs from IT for Change to MeitY on the Draft India Data Accessibility and Use Policy


With our societies getting increasingly digitalized and datafied if governments are to keep fulfilling their central societal role they too must get digitalized and datafied. But this must be undertaken in appropriate ways that protect and enhance people’s rights, requiring strong new institutional checks and balances, on one hand, and new…

IT for Change's Statement at the UNGA on “Frameworks for a peaceful world – promoting peace, international law and digital cooperation"


In September 2021, the United Nations Secretary-General released the 'Our Common Agenda' Report, which aimed to "report back before the end of the seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly with recommendations to advance our common agenda and to respond to current and future challenges". Over the course of February 2022, a series of 5…

CSO's Open Letter to the WTO Director General on the TRIPS Waiver


IT for Change was part of 200 CSOs who have written to the Director General of World Trade Forum, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala highlighting the importance and urgency to agree on a WTO TRIPSWaiver for diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.

Read the letter here.

Advancing Digital Strategies for Women’s Empowerment: Reflections from IT for Change


Just like every other moment of disaster, the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been deeply gendered. World over, supply chain disruptions have disproportionately impacted women’s jobs, especially in the informal sector. The burden of women’s unpaid care work has exponentially increased due to ‘sheltering in place’ and school closure…

Events by People’s Working Group on Multistakeholderism


Whether it the food people eat, the school children attend, or getting the much needed vaccines, in all walks of our daily lives, UN multilateral institutions play a key role in guaranteeing or providing access to goods and services, especially for marginalized groups. Last September, UN Secretary General António Guterres published the document…