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Panel Discussion: A Feminist Lens on a Digital India

Panelists: Bishakha Datta, Usha Ramanathan and Anita Gurumurthy
Date: February 03, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 2.00 to 4.00 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University)

About the Panel Discussion

How do women feature in the digital imaginaries of the nation? How might we unpack Digital India as a gendered narrative? This panel interrogates the vision, discourse and trajectory of Digital India from a feminist standpoint. Panelists will examine the gender question in the digital policy framework, ways in which the digital economy touches the lives of women, the everyday digital encounters of citizens and the construction of gender in the digital imaginary of the nation state. (This panel discussion is organized in partnership with IT for Change and Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung - India Office).

About the Panelists

Bishakha Datta is an Indian film maker, activist and a former journalist. She is the co-founder and executive director of Point of View, based in Mumbai, a non-profit working in the area of gender, sexuality and women's rights. Usha Ramanathan is an internationally recognized expert on law and poverty. Her research interests include human rights, displacement, torts and environment. Anita Gurumurthy is founder and Executive Director, IT for Change, an organisation working to promote social and gender justice in the information society context.

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