“Man’ocracy, not democracy”: the lack of women’s representation in Indian politics

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December 1, 2021

“Man’ocracy, not democracy”: the lack of women’s representation in Indian politics


The Lower House of the Parliament has only 75 parliamentarians as women and the Upper House has only 25 women parliamentarians/ youthkiawaaz

By Aryan Verma

The question of representation has been a crucial issue in today’s era, specifically, the representation of women, LGBTQ+, tribal and minorities are being demanded more not just for visibility but for empowerment and dignity. With an agenda to understand the gender gap in a modern world the Gender Impact Studies Center (GISC) at Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI) organised ‘The State of Gender Equality’ a part of the lecture series of #GenderGaps on women’s representation in India.

The esteemed panelists included speaker Dr Ranjana Kumari, Director, Centre for Social Research, New Delhi. The chair of the session was Prof Vibhuti Patel, Retired Professor, TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Prof G Sridevi, Professor, Economics, Central University of Hyderabad, and Dr Shephalika Shekhar, Assistant Professor, BNMV College, Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University (BNMU), Madhepura (Bihar), as our discussants.

Click here to read the full article published by Youth Ki Awaaz on 19 November 2021.

Aryan Verma
Youth Ki Awaaz
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