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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.
In this article Niharika from Rethinking Economics India and Lian from Robos of Tech Law and Policy look at the evolving nature of digital health in India and some of its most urgent concerns. The push for digitization of healthcare services stems from the belief that it would successfully tackle some of the issues currently plaguing the sector in India. This call, however, seems rather rushed given that we currently do not have a data protection law which would ensure that many foundational concerns such as the privacy of health data, etc are covered. It also questions whether this would solve or exacerbate infrastructural concerns.
E-commerce has made most of our lives simple and it has grown massively during the pandemic times. However, some questions on how Gender intersects with e-commerce, access to internet and conducting businesses online are some questions that need to be discussed more. In this article, Trisha from RE and Varini from r-TLP discuss how e-commerce, access to internet and gender intersect and possible policy initiatives that can be taken up by governments.
In this post, the author discusses hate speech on social media and its impacts on various human rights.
Analysing the intersection of human rights and blockchain, the authors argue that widespread adoption of applications on the blockchain must necessarily address the concerns of violation of rights, particularly of vulnerable populations.
The use of surveillance technologies by governments has been at an all time high during the pandemic. Prashanti Ramnanan navigates the manner in which surveillance tech violates human rights and ways to strike a balance between the two.
Social media has cultivated a global space for human rights-based learning, discussion, and sharing of experiences. In the past few months, it has also sparked cross-border activism and reform. Zara Baig explores the emancipatory potential of social media platforms.
The article discusses how parental consent provisions restrict children's decisional privacy online.
A grey market refers to a legal trade of genuine goods sold through unauthorised channels. This article attempts to understand the regulation of grey markets with the growth in the e-commerce sector.