India, the message is clear: women want a say in politics

World News

 Back

India, the message is clear: women want a say in politics

In 1952, a decade after the Indian independence activist Aruna Asaf Ali hoisted the flag of the Indian National Congress at the Gowalia Tank maidan, India held its first general elections. Women had come out in massive numbers to take part in the marches and rallies of the Indian freedom movement, and had filled the prisons of the British Raj alongside the men. Now they thronged in equally large numbers to see for themselves the new ballot boxes, and to cast their votes.

We invite you to read the full article published April 10, 2014

News: 
Region: 
Issues: