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How Tamil YouTubers are fighting casteist, sexist ideas in pop culture

Posted On September 18, 2021 The democratisation of the internet has enabled anti-caste and/or feminist voices from oppressed communities, who were earlier denied a platform, to express their political, social and cultural opinions. Director Shankar’s debut film Gentleman, released in… Continue Reading →

Why nations that fail women fail

And why foreign policy should pay more heed to half of humanity After america and its allies toppled the Taliban in 2001, primary-school enrolment of Afghan girls rose from 0% to above 80%. Infant mortality fell by half. Forced marriage was… Continue Reading →

A CIA Drone Analyst Apologizes to the People of Afghanistan

Democracy Now As the United States ends a 20-year occupation of Afghanistan, a former intelligence analyst for the CIA’s drone program offers an apology to the people of Afghanistan “from not only myself, but from the rest of our society… Continue Reading →

Gendered Impact of the Virtual World on the Real

“AI doesn’t have to be evil to destroy humanity – if AI has a goal and humanity just happens to come in the way, it will destroy humanity as a matter of course without even thinking about it, no hard… Continue Reading →

Human Rights Groups Call on Social Media Platforms to Preserve Evidence of Potential Human Rights Abuses in Afghanistan

(New York) – Human Rights Watch joined Access Now, Amnesty International USA, and Mnemonic today in issuing the following statement, saying that social media platforms need to preserve and archive content that may provide evidence of past or ongoing serious… Continue Reading →

Gujarat’s organic farming schemes exclude women farmers

While governments urge farmers across the country to take up organic farming, gender-agnostic policies discourage women farmers. August 2021 BY- Meenakshi Kapoor On May 14, 2021, while encouraging farmers to take up organic farming as he released the 8th instalment of… Continue Reading →

Emerging Consensus on ‘Ethical AI’: Human Rights Critique of Stakeholder Guidelines

BY -Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Elizabeth Gibbons Voluntary guidelines on ‘ethical practices’ have been the response by stakeholders to address the growing concern over harmful social consequences of artificial intelligence and digital technologies. Issued by dozens of actors from industry, government… Continue Reading →

The gendered impact of intentional internet shutdowns

 Sandra Aceng  Aug. 3, 2021 Women, gender-diverse persons, and marginalised sections of society across Africa and beyond have been using the internet to overcome the obstacles posed by an imbalance of power and social restrictions. Internet shutdowns, a tool increasingly used… Continue Reading →

The strange case of WhatsApp and the child-kidnappers

Jul 30th 2021 Indians have a particular love affair with WhatsApp. With roughly 400m active users, India is the messaging app’s biggest market BY NIKITA LALWANI One spring day in 2018 the police chief of an agricultural district in southern… Continue Reading →

UIDAI has suggested 28 cuts for ‘Aadhaar’, film already cleared by CBFC

Ghosh said he tried to contact the UIDAI officials, asking for a formal letter with a list of the objections, but there was no response Updated At: Jul 25, 2021 03:03 PM (IST) Mumbai, July 25 The Unique Identification Authority of India… Continue Reading →

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