Event reports

Amrita Vasudevan participated in the Regional Meeting of the EROTICS South Asia Network held in September 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

'Digital Democracy in India' is our ongoing attempt to examine the emergence of a new governance paradigm in the country, characterized by the rise of ‘governance by networks’ and ‘r

Centre for Education and Technology, IT for Change has launched a “Technology

A pre-consultation meeting was organised in Bangalore in January 2017 to review our discussion paper, 'Technology-mediated Violence against Women in India: How can we strengthen existing legal-institutional response mechanisms?'. A group of feminist scholars and practitioners came together at this meeting to debate the questions raised by this paper, and brainstorm on strategic directions to take forward on the issue of technology-mediated violence against women.

The annual conference of the Majlis Legal Centre - Negotiating Spaces - chose to analyse the various facets, impacts and internal contradictions of on-line spaces, through a gender lens. AAnita made a presentation on ‘What's happening today to women's rights and citizenship?’, focusing on the network- data complex and its implications for women’s citizenship.

IT for Change in partnership with Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan and ANANDI, conducted a three day course titled 'Re-Wiring Women's Rights Debates in the Digital Age' with support from IDRC, Canada and UN women Fund for Gender Equality.

The course brought together women's rights advocates – research scholars and practitioners, in a dialogic space.

Day 1

Session 1: Living in a Networked World What does it mean for Women's Rights?

A conversation with

A collaborative OER adoption programme which included 67 mathematics, science and social science high school teachers and teacher educators in Karnataka state, India, was studied using an Action Research approach, by IT for Change. This group was embedded within a larger professional learning community (PLC) of around 12,800 teachers across Karnataka, developed through the Subject Teacher Forum (STF), an in-service teacher education programme in the public school system in Karnataka.

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 countries in the global South, are yet to bring their laws and institutions up-to-speed, to effectively respond to this issue.

IT for Change and Azim Premji University (APU) organized a course titled, The Gendered Digital in the Network Society, on 3rd and 4th February 2017, which was supported by the Genderlogues program of the India office of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).

IT for Change along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan and the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) organized a workshop on "Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age", between November 14-15th 2016, in New Delhi.