National Dialogue 2018

National Dialogue on Gender-Based Cyber Violence


IT for Change, Bengaluru, and Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, are organising a National Dialogue on Gender-based Cyber Violence, with support from the Women’s Rights Online programme of the Web Foundation.

The issue calls for urgent dialogue and deliberation. Reports about technology-mediated violations against women and girls are now a regular feature in media. However, beyond the novelty and sensationalism that propel its routine appearance in public debate, a yawning gap in terms of a systematic stock-taking of the phenomenon from a gender equality perspective persists. The proposed event seeks to address this gap. It will explore the issue normatively, legally and empirically, bringing feminist conceptions of the digital and will attempt to articulate what freedom from violence means in relation to online spaces.