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[Research] Designing Domestic Work Platforms in India

Posted Wed 14 Sep 2022 - 13:55 | 670 views
The research shows that the introduction of technology brings with itself the same problems that haunt other sectors of platform-mediated gig work. On-demand platforms seek to exert control over most points of the service delivery process, including job distributions, client selection, worker pay and performance evaluation, all the while relegating workers to an independent contractor status.
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Learning digital security as a “non-techie”

Posted Thu 30 Sep 2021 - 23:53 | 2,939 views

This article expresses personal experience of navigating the digital space and learning about digital security in a world filled with neurotypical upper caste people in authority.

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Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 2): Your right to privacy versus the right to complain

Posted Thu 16 Sep 2021 - 16:36 | 1,839 views

In the second and last part of this in-depth article, the author unpacks the persistence of rape myths in judicial reasoning, even veiled under the promises of neutrality and accuracy of digital evidence.

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Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 1): Is electronic data determining whether a woman has been raped or not?

Posted Fri 10 Sep 2021 - 20:28 | 2,891 views

This insightful piece highlights how digital evidence is overwhelming the legal and judicial imagination by looking specifically at cases of rape trials in India.

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

Posted Thu 15 Jul 2021 - 22:14 | 4,939 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 | 3,271 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 | 1,612 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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How helpful are helpline numbers?

Posted Fri 26 Feb 2021 - 20:22 | 4,183 views

COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in gender-based violence in India. Helpline numbers and digital tools have been used to reach out to survivors, given the absence of physical services. But those women who cannot use phones, email or social media are most likely to be entirely excluded from these systems.

This piece was written as a part of a CIS project.

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Using the internet during a pandemic: Is it a choice?

Posted Mon 15 Feb 2021 - 14:53 | 3,141 views

During the lockdown in India, the circumstances of marginalised population groups, including gender and sexual minorities (GSM), has worsened. Community and peer support has been critical, but in many cases it depends on phone and/or internet connectivity. The author wonders if informed choices regarding internet usage is possible in this context.

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At stake is our bodily integrity

Posted Wed 2 Sep 2020 - 16:32 | 2,741 views
Privacy concerns have been raised about the use of digital technologies to combat the spread of the COVID-19. But what is at stake is not merely our informational privacy, but our autonomy, dignity, bodily integrity, and equality. This piece by Tanisha Ranjit is part of an ongoing research on bodies and data at the Internet Democracy Project.