South & Central Asia

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Transgender Act in India: A law that replicates existing challenges with digitisation?

Posted Thu 15 Jul 2021 - 22:14 | 539 views

In India, the digitisation drive of services interlinked with offline violence, marginalisation and stigma make it almost impossible for transgender persons to be considered as people who deserve equal rights. Through the provisions mentioned in the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019, this article gives us a glimpse of human rights violations and denial of a life with dignity...

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#MeToo India: The limits of analysis

Posted Tue 6 Jul 2021 - 16:17 | 661 views

In this paper, researcher Nayantara Ranganathan analyses tweets with the hashtag #metooindia, and examines the possibilities, limits and contradictions of studying a movement through a dataset of tweets centred around a phrase.

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Platforms, Power, and Politics: Perspectives from Domestic and Care Work in India

Posted Thu 1 Jul 2021 - 22:53 | 437 views
In this final report, CIS India shares the findings and recommendations of a 2-year research project studying the entry of digital platforms in the domestic and care work in India, as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network.

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Pakistan: Count me IN!! Something I can’t unthink now...

Posted Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 15:10 | 6,088 views
Nighat Dad shares her experience from the Count me IN! Conference organized by CREA, an international, feminist, human rights organisation, in April 2011, in Kathmandu. The Conference brings annually together women who have not been counted in - sex workers, disabled, single, young, lesbian and HIV-positive women, and trans people from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, to discuss...

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Pakistan: Violence against Women and ICT

Posted Tue 29 Mar 2011 - 09:25 | 5,879 views
Access to mobile technology is increasing rapidly in Pakistan, and women are also gaining access, albeit at a slower rate than men. Kyla Pasha examines how mobile technology is ripe for use in strategies of empowerment, as long as access to technology is accompanied by training and orientation.

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Cambodia, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines: Cross-country Study on Violence against Women and Information Communication Technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 8,232 views
Sonia Randhawa, genderIT.org writer and editor, compares the findings of four national reports from Cambodia, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines undertaken by the APC WNSP as part of the project “Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls”.

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Effects of Education and ICT Use on Gender Relations in Bhutan

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:38 | 4,081 views
This article examines the relationships that exist between gendered access to education and the ways in which mobile phones, fixed phones, and the Internet are perceived and used in a rural and an urban Bhutanese community. The findings, organized by levels of literacy, reveal similar patterns in ICT perceptions and use across the two communities.

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Search history: Examining pornography on the internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 6,278 views
Namita Malhotra examines in this paper, the discourse of pornography in relation to the internet in India. She interrogates the Indian women's movements negotiation with issues around sexuality and censorship, as well as the various legislative, cultural, and ethical debates that intersect around this issue in recent years.

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Gender in the information Society: Emerging issues

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:34 | 3,453 views
This publication is a collection of 13 papers developed for a pre-World Summit on the Information Society seminar, produced by UNDP-APDIP in partnership with UNIFEM and IT for Change. It showcases perspectives that critique the engagement with new technologies in various development sectors such as the governance, media and work.

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Video Films: Women & ICT Projects in India

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 04:32 | 3,613 views
This page links to two documentary films on women and ICT that were produced in the framework of UNESCO’s pilot project 'Putting ICT in the Hands of the Poor', that are now available online. They examine the information needs of poverty stricken communities in South Asia, with a special focus on gender issues.