A recent article authored by Ms. Miriam Kelberg stresses the importance of gender quotas in India as a way to improve the standards of living for girls in this country. Gender quotas in India have had a strong impact at the local level, having changed deeply Indian society, according to Ms. Kelberg. Those local governments with higher proportions of women representation pay more attention to issues like water access and welfare programs. Moreover deep symbolic changes on the role of women in society have been also detected in these councils. Thus, for instance, it has been recently registered a lower rate of sex selection. According to Ms. Kelberg the impact of gender quotas has also helped to denounce crimes against women. Click here to read the full article.