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IT for Change

An India-based NGO working on information society theory and practice from the standpoint of equity, social justice and gender equality.

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Maths made interactive at Domlur High School, Bengaluru

 

IT for Change at the UN WSIS+10 Review, 16 December 2015.

 

IT for Change announced a Call to occupy the Internet at the World Social Forum in Tunis in March 2015.

 

 

Teachers who are part of a Subject Teacher Forum (STF) workshop with their own laptop.

 

Women's collectives from a Mysuru village participating in a community video screening.

 

Information fair organised by IT for Change's field centre in Doddahejjuru village of Mysore district.

 

IT for Change workshop on Regulating the Internet in Public Interest in New Delhi, May 2015.

 

Anita Gurumurthy at the IGF 2016 Main Session: Connecting Human Rights

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change was a Panelist at the IGF 2016 Main Session, Connecting Human Rights - Emphasising Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the Internet. In her intervention, she stressed the critical imperative to move beyond the binary of the online and offline, in our imaginary of rights. Human rights violations occur in the very real, hybrid interstices where embedded and embodied life meet the network.  Therefore,the idea of rights has to be re-calibrated to a different sociality in the digital age.

Pre-Consultation Paper on Cloud Computing

IT for Change made a submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in response to the call for comments on the Pre-Consultation Paper on Cloud Computing. The response at the outset stresses that any discussions on the digital, like cloud computing, must be made in awareness of the fact that the digital is transforming all social systems and institutions and a new regulatory framework will be required to take such a wider view of the involved public interest.


Comments on the Zero draft of the Agreed Conclusions of the 61st Session of the CSW on ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’ Gender

IT for Change submitted comments on the Zero draft of the Agreed Conclusions of the 61st Session of the CSW on ‘Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work’ to the National Consultation on Pre-CSW preparations convened by Programme on Women's Economic Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), in February 2017. The submission argues that women's...

Submission for the UN OHCHR report on ways to bridge the gender divide from a human rights perspective

IT for Change made a submission, in response to the Call for Inputs from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a Human Rights perspective.The submission detailed IT for Change's position on adopting a human rights approach to bridge the gender digital divide, which starts with the recognition that the divide is...

Education

Professional Learning Communities and collaborative OER in Karnataka, Research Report from IT for Change

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) is an “in-service teacher education” programme for high school teachers in Karnataka was started in 2010-11 by RMSA Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change.

ITfC has commenced a participatory action research of the KOER programme, to understand “whether and how, a bottom-up approach, where participants collaboratively and actively co-create contextual resources ('embedded' within a 'community of learning'), can support effective OER models read more...

Development and IS


IT for Change's comments on the draft general comment on state obligations under the ICESCR in the context of business activities

IT for Change submitted comments on the draft general comment on state obligations under the ICESCR in the context of business activities. The submission asserted the need for an immediate and appropriate regulatory response to platform-companies, who have increasingly become key actors in every sector.

Governance


Voice or Chatter? Using Structuration Framework Towards a Theory of ICT mediated Citizen Engagement(2016-ongoing)

IT for Change is spearheading a research study into ICT mediated citizen engagement and its impact on governance structures and processes.

Dhwanigalu - Learning Dialogues with Adolescent Girls at the Margins

With the support of the South Asia Women’s Fund, the Prakriye field centre of IT for Change has been working with 85 adolescent girls in rural Mysore to strengthen their agency, autonomy and leadership through a digitally enabled capacity-building programme, since 2016. This training module effectively combines traditional and technology-mediated learning...

In Media

Gurumurthy Kasinathan writes about the zero-sum game of district-wise SSLC performance ranking in Karnataka. These rankings create undue stress leading to multiple preparatory examinations which may not be the best thing for the students and the teachers. He analyses the problematic nature of these rankings and suggests alternatives in an opinion piece in Deccan Herald.

Dhwanigalu - Learning Dialogues with Adolescent Girls at the Margins

 

Dhwanigalu

Voice or Chatter? Using Structuration Framework Towards a Theory of ICT mediated Citizen Engagement

 

MAVC

Internet Shut-downs in India

Year by year the number of government sanctioned Internet shutdowns in India has drastically increased. As entitlements and conveniences are increasingly being delivered through the Internet, these shut downs have an immense impact on our daily lives. Visit www.internetshutdowns.in to track incidents of Internet shutdowns across India.

Blog

Smriti Khera 07-02-2017, Bangalore Type of resource: Blog

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