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[Podcast] All Things Policy: The Dark Side Of The Kashmir Whitelist

Rohini Lakshané (of The Bachchao Project) and Prateek Waghre (of The Takshashila Institution) spoke with Anirudh Kanisetti on this podcast about their analysis of the 301 entries whitelisted for Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir in January 2020. This episode

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[Podcast] Rohini Lakshané on intentional Internet Shutdowns in India

Rohini Lakshané of The Bachchao Project spoke with Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, Institute of Human Rights and Business, about intentional Internet shutdowns in India, corporate responsibility, and some of the findings from our 2018 research report “Of Sieges

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[Podcast] Safety Trouble: Tech interventions for women’s safety

Rohini Lakshané‎ (Director, Emerging Research, The Bachchao Project) spoke with Srinivas Kodali (Interdisciplinary researcher) on an episode of Cyber Democracy about the efficacy of technological interventions for public safety. Rohini spoke about CCTVs, mobile phone apps, mobile device-based panic buttons,

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[Profile] 31 Fantastic adventures in science – Women scientists of India

Rohini Lakshané, Director (Emerging Research) at The Bachchao Project has been featured in a book entitled “31 Fantastic adventures in science – Women scientists of India” authored by Nandita Jayaraj and Aashima Friedog. The book was released in August 2019.

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Op-ed: Internet shutdowns in India only fuel the fires of violence

Shutdowns have caused billions of dollars in economic damage and deeply impacted lives and livelihoods across India. However, rarely do we hear a more fundamental question: do shutdowns achieve their intended goals? Research suggests that it doesn’t.

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The Bachchao Project featured in RightsCon Community Voices series

The Bachchao Project was recently featured in the RightsCon Community voices series: https://www.accessnow.org/community-voices-the-bachchao-project-fights-for-gender-rights-online Community Voices: The Bachchao Project fights for gender rights online 28 August 2018 | 2:29 pm | Nikki Gladstone CC-BY 2018 accessnow.org The Bachchao Project is a

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