Announcement Webinar – “The digital economy in Asia: Feminist perspectives”, Wednesday 22 April 2020

You are invited to join this Wednesday the Webinar – “The digital economy in Asia: Feminist perspectives”. It is hosted by a working group of the regional project “Women and the Future of Work in Asia”, with the support of WIDE+.

Join our discussions with guest speakers from across the region

This webinar seeks to provide a much-needed feminist perspective on how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is impacting the present and future of women’s work in Asian economies.

In specific, the webinar will focus on the gender digital divide and implications of platformisation and automation of value chains on women’s work and livelihoods in Asia as well as future priorities for feminist recommendations in the region.


5pm in Beijing /Manila/Singapore/Ulaanbaatar

4pm in Bangkok/Jakarta 3.30pm in Yangon

3pm in Dhaka 2.30pm in New Delhi

2pm in Islamabad

11am in Berlin/ Amsterdam

To register, write a message to info[at] before Tuesday morning noon.


Payal Arora, Professor and Chair in Technology, Values, and Global Media Cultures at Erasmus University Rotterdam and author of the book “The Next Billion Users. Digital Life Beyond the West.” Her work focuses on internet usage in the Global South, specifically on digital cultures, inequality and data governance.

Anita Gurumurthy, IT for Change, India
Founding member and executive director of IT for Change, where she leads research collaborations and projects in relation to the network society, with a focus on governance, democracy and gender justice. Her work reflects a keen interest in southern frameworks and the political economy of Internet governance, data security.

Anbita Nadine Siregarfounder of Yayasan Generasi Maju Berkarya (Generation Girl). It is an Indonesian-based non-profit organization that provides young girls with both technical and soft skills to become future leaders. Before Generation Girl, Nadine worked at Gojek as a Product Engineer before.

Verna Dinah ViajarSenior Lecturer School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR), University of the Philippines

Moderated by Farzana Nawaz, Labour rights expert working in South and South-East Asia.


The webinar is the product of the working group on digitalization, that is part of the regional project “Women and the Future of Work in Asia”. FES in Asia and WIDE + host the webinar