Online freedom for all = No unfreedom for women, a project on technology-mediated violence against women

Unpacking the Supreme Court’s Emerging Stance on Online Censorship

2017 - Ongoing

This position paper looks at the issue of intermediary filtering in the context of two Supreme Court cases. The first was a petition filed by activist Sabu Matthew George in 2008, asking for a ban on advertisements on search engines related to pre-natal sex determination. The…

Rethinking legal-institutional responses to e-VAW

2017 - Ongoing

Our discussion paper on the issue of technology-mediated violence against women analyses the adequacy of the current legal and institutional frameworks in India and proposes alternate models that need to be debated and analysed. The paper raises a series of questions on overhauling the existing…

Examining Technology-mediated Violence against Women through a Feminist Framework: Towards appropriate legal-institutional responses in India

This discussion paper argues that the omnipresence of the digital demands a re-evaluation of legal-institutional response to violence against women. The networked logic of the Internet, and social media platforms that overrun it bank upon virality, effectively…

Online freedom for all = No unfreedom for women, a project on technology-mediated violence against women

2017 - Ongoing

World-over, technology mediated violence against women is growing to be a serious social problem. Women’s full and free participation in digital spaces presupposes a safe online environment, but going online seem to be fraught with the risk of violence for women. Governments, especially in…