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 (“Offline”), the study explores the impact of intentional Internet shutdowns on the lives of women in Manipur, India. It also qualitatively examines the effects of bad mobile network connectivity on the personal and professional lives of women entrepreneurs and activists. Read the full proposal here: https://cis-india.github.io/irc/irc18/sessions/ofsiegesandshutdowns.html

IRC is an annual conference series organised by the Centre for Internet and Society, India.

The Bachchao Project is a techno-feminist collective that undertakes community-centric efforts to develop and support open source technologies and technical frameworks with the goals of mitigating gender-based violence and working towards equal rights for women, LGBTQIA people, and gender non-conforming groups. We conduct research and advocacy in all the above areas and guide communities in determining appropriate technological interventions for themselves.

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