National Dialogue on Gender-Based Cyber Violence

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TISS Mumbai Campus

IT for Change, Bengaluru, and Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, are organising a National Dialogue on Gender-based Cyber Violence, with support from the Women's Rights Online programme of the Web Foundation.

The issue calls for urgent dialogue and deliberation. Reports about technology-mediated violations against women and girls are now a regular feature in media. However, beyond the novelty and sensationalism that propel its routine appearance in public debate, a yawning gap in terms of a systematic stock-taking of the phenomenon from a gender equality perspective persists. The proposed event seeks to address this gap. It will explore the issue normatively, legally and empirically, bringing feminist conceptions of the digital and will attempt to articulate what freedom from violence means in relation to online spaces.

Read the Background note here and see the Agenda of the conference here.

Anita Gurumurthy, Amrita Vasudevan and Nandini Chami prepared a discussion paper from IT for Change for the conference- Examining Technology-Mediated Violence Against Women Through a Feminist Framework Towards Appropriate Legal-Institutional Responses In India.
Read it here.

The summary of each session, along with the participant's bios can all be found in the event report here, and a more interactive graphical highlight can be found in the event blog here. 

The key highlights and recommendations that emerged from this conference can be read here.