Advocacy

2023
IT for Change has played a crucial role in highlighting the education emergency in India caused by the unprecedented and prolonged school closures in India due to COVID-19. In July 2021, we catalyzed the creation of the National Coalition on the Education Emergency, bringing together researchers and educational professionals, social activists…
2022

The Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) launched the Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) in 2015 with an aim to “improve teaching, teacher professional development and student learning through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-enabled Open…

2022

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has published a draft version of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (hereinafter the Bill) for public comments to be submitted by January 2, 2023. The current draft of the personal data protection bill marks the fourth version, one which comes after over five years…

2022

IT for Change, Public Services International (Asia & Pacific), and Third World Network 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…

2022
Twelve years after the Right to Education Act was passed, public investment in schools remains abysmally low.

The Karnataka Commissioner of School Education on October 19 issued a circular, allowing school monitoring committees to collect Rs 100 or more every month from each parent as a donation to the school contingency fund.

This was…

2022

IT for Change has been working with the W20 – an engagement group focused on gender equality – to equip them in integrating digital perspectives into their strategy for engagement with India’s presidency of G20 in 2023.

Read our input at India’s G20 Presidency in 2023: Opportunities for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment here.

2022

The Ministry of School Education and Literacy recently released the 2021-22 Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE) report, which provides information about all schools, teachers and students in India. A whole host of information; student enrolment, teacher deployment and school infrastructure including drinking water,…

2022

IT for Change participated in the regional consultations held by the UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and Opinion and co-organized by the Association of Progressive Communications on 4th and 5th October 2022. This was a follow-up on the Special Rapporteur's seminal report on Freedom of Expression and Gender Justice in 2021, where…

2022

The question of decent work for the platform economy is one of significance, in light of the millions of workers engaged in online web-based or location-based services globally.  The ILO meeting of experts on Decent Work in the Platform Economy has outlined a detailed list of considerations to be addressed in its meeting between 10-14 October,…

2022

Oversight Board is an external, independent body created by Meta that people can appeal to if they disagree with Meta’s content enforcement decisions on Facebook or Instagram. Out of the appeals it receives, the Case Selection Committee of the Board will select the cases that the Board will hear based on some criteria that it sets (e.g.,…