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Blog Entry 'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri Trans Woman Recounts Her Ongoing Lockdown Ordeal
by Santa Khurai published Jun 22, 2020 last modified Jun 22, 2020 11:42 AM — filed under: , , , ,
"My life and work in Bengaluru came to an abrupt halt with the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown this March. We no longer had jobs and were forced to plan our departure from the city." -- As told to Santa Khurai, Manipur-based queer and Nupi Manbi activist, artist and writer. Compiled by Aayush Rathi, a cisgender, heterosexual man, and researcher with Centre for Internet and Society, India. This account is part of an ongoing CIS research project on gender, welfare and surveillance in India, and is supported by Privacy International, UK.
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Blog Entry 377 Bites the Dust: Unpacking the long and winding road to the judicial decriminalization of homosexuality in India
by Agnidipto Tarafder and Arindrajit Basu published Oct 18, 2018 last modified Oct 18, 2018 12:39 AM — filed under: ,
An informal case comment tracing the journey and assessing the societal implications the recent 377 (Navtej Johar v Union of India).
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Blog Entry A Compilation of Research on the Gig Economy
by Aayush Rathi, Ambika Tandon, Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 19, 2020 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Over the past year, researchers at CIS have been studying gig economies and gig workers in India. Their work has involved consultative discussions with domestic workers, food delivery workers, taxi drivers, trade union leaders, and government representatives to document the state of gig work in India, and highlight the concerns of gig workers. The imposition of a severe lockdown in India in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 has left gig workers in precarious positions. Without the privilege of social distancing, these workers are having to contend with a drastic reduction in income, while also placing themselves at heightened health risks.
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Blog Entry A Gendered Future of Work
by Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Jul 21, 2020 06:29 AM — filed under: , ,
This paper aims to contextualise the narrative around digitalisation and automation with reference to women's labour in India. The paper has been authored by Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi, edited by Elonnai Hickok and Rakhi Sehgal. Research assistance has been provided by Divya Kushwaha.
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Blog Entry A Selection of Tweets on How to Make Crowdmaps Effectual for Mapping Violence against Women
by Rohini Lakshané published Feb 19, 2015 last modified Mar 12, 2015 12:42 AM — filed under: ,
This is a collection of tweets by Rohini Lakshane on making crowdmaps more effective for mapping gender violence. The compilation of tweets has been republished by GenderIT.org.
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Blog Entry Announcing Selected Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 13, 2020 last modified Feb 13, 2020 03:04 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
We published a Call for Researchers on January 10, 2020, to invite applications from researchers interested in writing a narrative essay that interrogates the modes of surveillance that people of LGBTHIAQ+ and gender non-conforming identities and sexual orientations are put under as they seek sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in India. We received 29 applications from over 10 locations in India in response to the call, and are truly overwhelmed by and grateful for this interest and support. We eventually selected applications by 3 researchers that we felt aligned best with the specific objectives of the project. Please find below brief profile notes of the selected researchers.
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Blog Entry Another 5 Years: What Have We Learned about the Wikipedia Gender Gap and What Has Been Done? (Part 1)
by Ting-Yi Chang published Sep 18, 2016 last modified Sep 21, 2016 10:13 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Five years after Wikimedia Foundation’s 2011 editor survey was conducted and revealed the gender gap issue, scholars, practitioners, and communities around the globe have come a long way to address the gender imbalance of the online encyclopedia. This blog post series (of three parts) serve as a summary of movements and discoveries about Wikipedia gender gap on both local (India) and global scales.
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Blog Entry Another 5 Years: What Have We Learned about the Wikipedia Gender Gap and What Has Been Done? (Part 2)
by Ting-Yi Chang published Sep 18, 2016 last modified Sep 22, 2016 07:55 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Five years after Wikimedia Foundation’s 2011 editor survey was conducted and revealed the gender gap issue, scholars, practitioners, and communities around the globe have come a long way to address the gender imbalance of the online encyclopedia. This blog post series (of three parts) serve as a summary of movements and discoveries about Wikipedia gender gap on both local (India) and global scales.
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Blog Entry Another 5 Years: What Have We Learned about the Wikipedia Gender Gap and What Has Been Done? (Part 3.)
by Ting-Yi Chang published Sep 18, 2016 last modified Sep 22, 2016 07:54 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Five years after Wikimedia Foundation’s 2011 editor survey was conducted and revealed the gender gap issue, scholars, practitioners, and communities around the globe have come a long way to address the gender imbalance of the online encyclopedia. This blog post series (of three parts) serve as a summary of movements and discoveries in Wikipedia gender gap narrowing on both local (India) and global scales.
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Bridging the gap: Tech giants bring the internet to women in rural India
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 30, 2016 — filed under: ,
This Diwali is going to be a cracker of a festival for Nisha Chanderwal, a second year BA student.
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