Updated: Oct 18, 2021
The Covid19 pandemic has hit us hard but some of us are hit harder. The usually unseen, ignored, excluded sections of our populace were forced to step out onto the streets, and make excruciating – even fatal – journeys homeward. This must make us rethink our approaches to poverty whether through law and policy or through technological interventions.
On the one hand, the implementation of rights legislation like the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) has been severely wanting. On the other hand, technological solutions such as the Aarogya Setu app are advertised as efficient shortcuts for governance whereas in reality they endanger people’s lives and encroach upon their human rights.
Article 21 Trust and the People’s Union for Civil Liberties invite you to an online discussion, Tech-enabled exclusion: Law, Poverty, Rights, and Covid19 on Sunday, May 17 from 11:30am to 1:00pm, on the Article 21 Trust YouTube channel. No registration is required.
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