India

31 results found
Use CTRL key or SHIFT key to select more than one option
1 | 9 | A | B | D | H | I | M | N | O | S | T | U | W
Photo credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh
Monday, March 30, 2015
The (slow) rise of women-oriented political parties
Since 2001, at least 14 political parties with a women-oriented political agenda have emerged across India, according to an analysis of an official list of political parties from April 2001 to January 2015. Five of these parties have contested...
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Working towards connecting with women voters in Delhi (India)
In a bid to connect with women voters, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s women's wing has completed its first objective of setting up units in all the 70 Assembly segments of Delhi, the party has said. "AAP Ki Mahila Shakti has completed its first target of...
Friday, August 08, 2014
Our children hate politicians: Harsimrat Kaur Badal at India Today Woman Summit and Awards
The seven women Union ministers are trying to understand and address the challenges women in the country face, said Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal at India Today Woman Summit and Awards 2014 on Saturday. "We women...
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sanchaita Gajapati Raju-young restless woman, determined to bring lasting change
It all started with a visit to a rural Indian village. Sanchaita Gajapati Raju draws inspiration from her mother, who from a very young age instilled in her a deep civic sense and encouraged her to help those less fortunate. On a visit to an...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Bharatiya Janata Party committed to give 33 per cent reservation to women: Saroj Pandey (India)
Charging the former Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government of "betraying women by not giving reservation to them in decision-making bodies", BJP today said it was committed to political empowerment of the fairer sex by granting 33 per...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri meets with key ministers during visit to India
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri yesterday met with key ministers of the new Government in India whose efforts will be crucial to the progress of the country’s women and girls – who represent over 18 per cent of the world’s women. In...
Shailaja Chandra, former Secretary to the Government of India and former Chief Secretary, Delhi
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Indian elections and the fruits of democracy
On 16 May 2014, Narendra Modi the Chief Minister of Gujarat state (in western India) led the Bharatiya Janta party (BJP) to a record victory in India’s 16th national election. BJP’s final tally of 282 seats (10 above the half-way mark in the 543...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
India election diary 2014, The Final Phase, story by UNDP India
The 2014 national elections in India recorded the highest ever turnout. Women voters outnumbered their male counterparts in 16 of 28 states. a story by UNDP India
Saturday, April 12, 2014
India election 2014: The woman calling for Narendra Modi to take responsibility for mass murder
Minutes before he was hacked to death by a Hindu mob, veteran Muslim politician Ehsan Jafri reached for his phone and dialled one last number. For the dozens of neighbours also cowering in his home, it seemed like their only chance. At the...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Twitter Trolls in India: Sexist abuse as a tool to muzzle women
The social media experience which came across as a liberating tool for women, was often equated with a living room where one could voice opinions in public sphere. However, of late, a series of incidents have sounded a note of caution against the...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Husbands of women candidates in Bihar stand by their wives
Husbands of the women contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Bihar are going all out to support their wives.Take the case of Sailesh Kumar, husband of Misa Bharti and son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad. An IIM Lucknow alumnus, Kumar is managing...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
114, and raring to vote in Kerala, India
If what she and her family claims and what her voter identity card shows is true, she is 114. Pathumuthu (Fathima) Shahul will have her moment in the sun on April 10 when she becomes the oldest voter in Kerala, exercising her franchise at the...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Why more women must participate in the 2014 elections
In the run-up to the last round of Assembly elections in 2013, a Gender Manifesto was released by women’s organisations setting out a series of priorities across demographic groups and economic sectors. It is safe to assume that no political party...
Monday, January 13, 2014
India, U.S. to move WHO resolution on addressing violence against women
It urges member-states to address the issue in national health plans and reinforce legal framework India and the United States will jointly move a resolution to address violence, particularly against women and girls, at the Executive Board meeting...
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Indian women continue to fight for respect: A place at the high table
As the world celebrates 100 years of women suffrage, Indian women continue to fight for things that matter. 2013 was a turning point for women in India as the brutal gang rape of Nirbhaya and the huge protests in the aftermath placed the issue of...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Activists promote "Womanifesto" as Delhi heads to polls, India
On the eve of elections in Delhi, women's rights activists called on political parties on Tuesday to commit to a "Womanifesto" - a gender-sensitive agenda - to combat rising crimes against women in the Indian capital. The gang rape and murder of a...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Delhi: Parties claim big, but still keep women out
Campaigning for the December 4 Assembly elections in Delhi ended on Monday with around 25 rallies and road shows being organised in the capital. The public engagement programmers included those by BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Delhi...