Most Indian women still have no freedom to get involved in politics

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Most Indian women still have no freedom to get involved in politics

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Female voters may be coming out in never-seen-before numbers in India, but politics is still not a burning passion for most.

Two in every three women reported having no freedom at all with respect to political participation, a recent study by Lokniti-Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) and German foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) has found.

A dismal share—one in 10—said they had a lot of freedom. A vast majority needs to seek permission from their husbands or senior family members to go to attend political rallies or campaigns, meetings of local candidates, protests or demonstrations, or even village meetings.

Click here to read the full article published by Quartz India on 19 November 2019.

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