FII's campaign #DigitalHifazat on online violence against women in India was presented at various national and international conferences.
For March, Women's History Month, FII organised a Wikipedia Editathon on 'Indian Women In Science' with Punjabi Wikimedians & Swedish Embassy.
We take a look at those Indian women who have made their mark in the various fields of science despite odds and have been recognised for it in the years since International Day of Women and Girls in Science was announced
Female journalists make for particularly apt subjects for research on social and gendered surveillance given their unique and visible position in public discourse in both online and offline spaces.
Always heard Delhi is unsafe for women? There is now a digital map which maps crowdsourced pleasure pockets in Delhi by women.
There are many apps for "women's safety", but unfortunately, there is no app for reforming a morass in law enforcement or dismantling the patriarchy.
Women and marginalized communities should have a safer web and authorities must ensure better reporting mechanisms and speedy implementation.
FII was at Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2016 in Guadlajara, Mexico and Founder Japleen Pasricha spoke at two different sessions presenting our research report on online violence against women in India.
Sexism, racism, homophobia and misogyny masquerading as “free speech” has only done irreparable harm by reinforcing toxic, discriminatory majoritarianism, leaving behind several unfortunate marginalisations in its wake. If the free speech that incites minority-ism is left unchecked even on the internet, there will truly be no avenues left for the more vulnerable groups to exist and articulate freely.
Why do we need Feminist Principles to run the Internet when women and queer individuals already have the freedom to access the internet ‘just like men’, you are just as safe or vulnerable”