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The Bachchao Project at Rightscon 2019

Members of The Bachchao Project spoke at two sessions at RightsCon held in Tunis, Tunisia from June 11 to 14, 2019. Rohini Lakshané and Raashi Saxena spoke at “Studying the impact of shutdowns from the lens of gender, conflict and

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“Studying the impact of shutdowns from the lens of gender, conflict and ethnicity”, Rightscon 2019

We are publishing the plan for our Rightscon session entitled “Studying the impact of shutdowns from the lens of gender, conflict and ethnicity”. Details: https://rightscon2019.sched.com/event/Pvrh/studying-the-impact-of-shutdowns-from-the-lens-of-gender-conflict-and-ethnicity, Thursday, 13 June 2019, 5.15 pm to 6.30 pm, Hannibal, Laico Hotel, Tunis. Speakers: Rohini

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Session on Internet shutdowns, ICT4D Conference 2019, Uganda

Rohini Lakshané of The Bachchao Project spoke at a session entitled “Impact Of Intentional Internet Shutdowns And Unreliable Mobile Connectivity On Women In Conflict-Strained Manipur” at the ICT4D Conference 2019. The session was featured under the “Humanitarian Response and Resilience”

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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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Panel discussion on intentional internet shutdowns at Digital Citizen Summit 2018

Rohini Lakshané of The Bachchao Project was a speaker on a panel on the topic of intentional internet shutdowns at the Digital Citizen Summit held in New Delhi on November 1-2, 2018. The panel discussion entitled “Living in Digital Darkness

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Of Sieges and Shutdowns

How unreliable mobile networks and intentional Internet shutdowns affect the lives of women in Manipur By Chinmayi S K and Rohini Lakshané Of Sieges and Shutdowns draws upon 16 qualitative interviews and as many first-person accounts to unravel and document

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Workshop Design for Feminist Investigation of Access

By Chinmayi S K and Rohini Lakshané We are publishing this design document to serve as a guideline for conducting an interactive event or a workshop to understand and document how intentional Internet shutdowns affect the lives of women, especially

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Research Methodology: Of Sieges and Shutdowns

‘How unreliable mobile networks and intentional Internet shutdowns affect the lives and livelihoods of women in Manipur.’ The research methodology adopted for this exploratory study has been delineated here. This is a living document. The final report with our findings has been published.

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Literature Survey: Of Sieges and Shutdowns

First published: May 18, 2018 Last updated: June 14, 2018 This literature survey identifies published research that is relevant to the study of (a) How women in vulnerable and/ or marginalised populations use the mobile phone and the Internet in

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Session at Internet Researchers’ Conference, 2018

A paper submission entitled “Of Sieges and Shutdowns” based on a recent exploratory study by Chinmayi S K and Rohini Lakshané has been selected for the Internet Researchers’ Conference (IRC), 2018. In line with this year’s theme of the conference

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