Gender budgeting is an important perspective for analysing National Budgets. Analysing lthe 2021-22 Union Budget of the Government of India, Shruti from Rethinking Economics and Sapni from r-TLP argue for feminist policythinking on the digital space.
We Break it Down is an initiative at r-TLP which looks at bringing interesting and extensive pieces of research to the larger public. This post looks at looks at “What’s Sex Got to Do with It? Mapping the Impact of Questions of Gender and Sexuality on the Evolution of the Digital Rights Landscape in India” by Vrinda Bhandari and Anja Kovacs.
This article analyses the controversy around the National Emergency Library and the Open Library initiatives of the Internet Archive, arguing for the case of improved access to knowledge through liberal interpretation of Copyright laws for digital lending.
Excerpt: The use of technological interventions to control the pandemic is not undesirable, but should be regulated. The Indian Government, in the absence of a data protection law, must take lessons from previous attempts at legislating health data to immediately bring a sound framework.