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Blog Entry Doing Standpoint Theory
by Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi published Oct 10, 2019 last modified Dec 06, 2019 04:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Feminist research methodology has evolved from different epistemologies, with several different schools of thought. Some of the more popular ones are feminist standpoint theory, feminist empiricism, and feminist relativism. Standpoint theory holds the experiences of the marginalised as the source of ‘truth’ about structures of oppression, which is silenced by traditional objectivist research methods as they produce knowledge from the standpoint of voices in positions of power. In this essay published on the GenderIT website, Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi [1] discuss the practical applicability of these epistemologies to research practices in the field of technology and gender.
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Blog Entry Comments to the United Nations Human Rights Commission Report on Gender and Privacy
by Aayush Rathi, Ambika Tandon and Pallavi Bedi published Oct 24, 2019 last modified Oct 27, 2019 04:26 AM — filed under: , ,
This submission presents a response by researchers at the Centre for Internet & Society, India (CIS) to the ‘Gender issues arising in the digital era and their impacts on women, men and individuals of diverse sexual orientations gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics’ – A Report of Consultation by the SRP Thematic Taskforce ‘Privacy and Personality’ (hereafter HRC Gender Report).
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Not Everyone Plays by the Rules in the Digital Playground: Addressing Online Child Sexual Exploitation
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 05, 2016 — filed under: ,
Japreet Grewal spoke at a panel on 'Prevention through Awareness and Education' at a meeting titled 'Not Everyone Plays by the Rules in the Digital Playground:Addressing Online Child Sexual Exploitation' that was organised by the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Singapore (ICMEC) and TULIR - Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse, India on October 3-4, 2016 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
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Blog Entry Evaluating Safety Buttons on Mobile Devices: Preview
by Rohini Lakshané and Chinmayi S.K. published Mar 27, 2017 last modified Sep 10, 2017 06:45 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Much technological innovation for women is aimed at addressing violence against women. One such ubiquitous intervention is mobile device-based safety applications, also known as emergency applications. Several police departments in India, public transport services, and commercial services such as taxi-hailing apps deploy a mobile device-based “panic button” for the safety of citizens or customers, especially women. However, the proliferation of safety apps through both public and private players raises several concerns, which will be studied through this study by Rohini Lakshané of the CIS and Chinmayi S.K. of The Bachchao Project. Research assistance for this report was provided by CIS intern Harish R.S.K. Visualisations by Saumyaa Naidu.
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Blog Entry Preliminary research result on Wikipedia gender gap in India
by Ting-Yi Chang published May 22, 2017 last modified May 23, 2017 11:09 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Since June 2016, Ting-Yi Chang from the University of Toronto has worked with the CIS-A2K team to conduct action research on the Wikipedia gender gap in India. The research aims to improve the understanding of the gender gap (imbalance) issue in the Indian Wikipedia communities while examining local interventions.
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Japleen Pasricha - Gendered Spaces in Digital Rights (Delhi, June 02, 5 pm)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 30, 2017 last modified May 31, 2017 03:49 AM — filed under: , , ,
It is our priviledge to annouce that Japleen Pasricha will be the speaker for the June #FirstFridayAtCIS event. Japleen smashes the patriarchy for a living, and is Founder & Editor-in-chief of Feminism in India. The talk will focus on her experience of working on gender and digital rights in India, the ways in which "gender" functions as a critical lens in digital rights discourse and practice in India (or not), and the gendered nature of digital rights spaces in India. If you are joining us, please RSVP at the soonest as we have only limited space in our office.
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Blog Entry Only 8.5pc of Wikipedia Editors are Women. How do we fix the Gender Gap on the Internet?
by Ting-Yi Chang published Feb 09, 2017 — filed under: , , , ,
Women-related articles are generally shorter, more prone to deletion, and more likely to be peripheral pieces under male-centric articles.
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Blog Entry Workshop on Feminist Information Infrastructure
by Ambika Tandon published May 09, 2019 last modified Jul 09, 2019 03:35 PM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) organised a workshop on feminist infrastructure in collaboration with Blank Noise and Sangama, on 29th October, 2018. The purpose of the workshop was to disseminate the findings from a two-month long project being undertaken by researchers at Blank Noise and Sangama, with research support and training from CIS.
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Blog Entry The Gay Pride Charade
by Nishant Shah published Jul 25, 2016 — filed under: ,
For most of the milllenials, news is formed by trends, what goes viral, and often open to speculation, projection, manipulation and deceit.
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Conference on Safety Against Online Child Sexual Abuse
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2017 — filed under: ,
Japreet Grewal was a speaker at a conference on safety against online child sexual abuse which was jointly organized by CID, Telangana and the Department for Women Development and Child Welfare, Telangana on March 16 and 17, 2017 in Hyderabad.
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