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Anita Gurumurthy

Anita Gurumurthy brings her keen interest about feminist theory and practice to her work at IT for Change. She has attempted to understand and interpret ideas around development and rights in the context of ICTs and network society through her work and her writings. When Anita gets a rare breather from her obsessive NGO life and hands-on mothering of self-willed teenage, twin daughters, she likes to cook, watch plays, indulge in Carnatic music and throw feminist addas.

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Hidden figures - A look at technology-mediated violence against women in India

Posted Mon 11 Jun 2018 - 06:27 | 1,655 views

IT for Change held a consultation in 2017 on the various forms of gender based cyber violence that affects women in India. Here various researchers and speakers gathered to share their data, insight and questions on the kinds of online violence faced by women in different professions, strata and social locations - from vernacular journalists to students in colleges, rural and urban women. This...

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Las mujeres necesitan un nuevo contrato social global, incluyendo la economía digital

Posted Tue 13 Dec 2016 - 18:13 | 2,173 views
La economía digital es un buen punto de partida para comenzar a desentrañar cuestiones que preocupan. La tan mentada “economía compartida” se ha convertido en un mito poderoso que eclipsa las narrativas de quién posee y controla el mercado digital. No sólo la producción, sino también el espacio social, son absorbidos por las plataformas monopólicas de la sociedad en red. Analizar y reflexionar...

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Beyond the offline-online binary – why women need a new global social contract

Posted Tue 13 Dec 2016 - 08:19 | 3,999 views
The non-territorial, transborder Internet has added layers of complexity to the human rights debate. The idea of substantive equality – a compass for human rights and the key to gender justice – must be interpreted anew and afresh, as the force of digital technologies complicates the nature of social relations and institutions. The easy binary divisions of online and offline cease to make sense...

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Data: The new four-letter word for feminism

Posted Tue 31 May 2016 - 14:48 | 10,525 views
The discourse of data in network capitalism has unleashed an ethical crisis of self and society. As the all-pervasive grids of surveillance and big data ideology take over control of social behaviour and democratic politics, women seem to be increasingly disciplined by state authority and neoliberal capital alike. Can feminism offer a way out?

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Datos: la nueva palabra de cinco letras para decir feminismo

Posted Thu 19 May 2016 - 12:15 | 3,856 views
El discurso de datos del capitalismo en red ha desencadenado una crisis ética del sí mismo y la sociedad. Así como las redes omnipresentes y la ideología de los grandes datos dominan el comportamiento social y la política democrática, las mujeres parecen cada vez más disciplinadas por la autoridad estatal y el capital neoliberal, en proporciones iguales.

Feminist talk

What does the IGF mean to the poorest woman and her rights?

Posted Tue 9 Dec 2008 - 13:54 | 3,394 views
The transcript of speech of Anita Gurumurthy, executive director of IT for Change and member of IGF Gender Dynamic Coalition, at the closing ceremony of IGF on December 6th. In her contribution to the closing panel, Anita highlighted the words of Mahatma Gandhi - “Before you do anything, stop and recall the face of the poorest most helpless destitute person you have seen and ask yourself, ‘Is...