Session on Internet shutdowns selected for ICT4D Conference 2019, Uganda

Rohini Lakshané of The Bachchao Project will speak 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 features under the “Humanitarian Response and Resilience” track. In the session, Rohini will present the most significant findings of the study “Of Sieges and Shutdowns” conducted by The Bachchao Project in late 2017 in Manipur. She will also speak about the research methodology employed by her and Chinmayi S K to study the impact of intentional Internet shutdowns from the lenses of gender, conflict and the status of ethnic minority.

Read the full report of the study at: Of Sieges and Shutdowns

The conference is scheduled to be held from April 30 to May 2, 2019 at Kampala, Uganda. Details:

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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