Barmer workshop raises awareness of government welfare schemes

On 17th November, 2015 Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in partnership with Zila Yuvak Kosh Samiti (ZYKS), a local non-profit, organised a district level workshop at Barmer, Rajasthan as part of its Soochna Seva project. The objective was to create awareness about various government schemes and how the benefits could reach last mile beneficiaries.  Elected members…

Diwali boosts Chanderiyaan sales

Chanderiyaan, the e-commerce outlet developed by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to empower world famous but hitherto impoverished weavers of Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh, saw a big boost in pre-Diwali sales in November. Till 2010, these weavers were at the mercy of middlemen and somehow eked out a living. With DEF’s comprehensive digital intervention they have now…

Report on Internet Freedom in India to be launched on December 10, 2015

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) launched its country research report titled ‘Limited Access Restricting Expression’ at the YMCA, New Delhi, on December 10, 2015. The launch was followed by a multi-stakeholder consultation on ‘Understanding the Freedom of Expression Online & Offline’. The consultation sought to bring together representatives from various human rights organisations, Internet-advocacy NGOs and…