The workshop is a half-day meeting that will bring together users, activists and academics, to contribute to making the internet a more democratic space through people’s voices, thoughts and actions.
The workshop will explore issues related to agency, risk and morality in the online lives of women; pornography and its discontents; and online violence.
A working lunch will be provided. Please confirm your participation: seating is limited. To register, call Anjula Srivastava at CCDS at 020-26150184. There is no registration fee.
11.15am-12.15pm: I: Gender, sexuality and the internet
Imagine a feminist internet - Bishakha Datta
Does your mother know? Agency, risk and morality in the online lives of young women in Mumbai - Manjima Bhattacharjya
12.30pm-1.30pm: II: Porn and its discontents
10 reasons why online porn should not be banned in India - Bishakha Datta
Peeping Tom Porn: amateur porn and consent - Rohini Lakshane
2.00pm-3.00pm: III: Online violence
Don’t let It stand! Online gendered abuse in India - Anja Kovacs
Bishakha Datta writes and films non-fiction, thinks about gender, sexuality and the internet, runs the non-profit Point of View in Mumbai, and is part of the Wikipedia family.
Rohini Lakshane is a former technology journalist and a Wikipedian. Her core interests include ‘openness’, technology for good and online civil liberties.
Manjima Bhattacharjya is a researcher and feminist activist working independently with many types of non-profits around the world on issues of gender, sexuality, violence, technology and labour, and is a board member of two feminist NGOs: Jagori in Delhi and Point of View in Mumbai.
Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project, Delhi, where her work focuses on questions regarding freedom of expression, cyber security and the architecture of Internet governance as they relate to the Internet and democracy.