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Monday, March 16, 2020
'Politics should be the lifestyle of every single person': Hajer Sharief
From wanting to become a surgeon, like the protagonists of her favourite TV series Grey’s Anatomy, to combating violent extremism by improving political participation of women and the youth, Hajer Sharief has come a long way. She was a 19-year-old...
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Scientists probe link between poll promises and chances of women getting elected
Researchers are studying the association between the campaign promises made during state elections and the chances of women politicians getting elected in four districts of Bihar. The ongoing study, led by Indian-origin researcher Sayan Banerjee...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8 women candidates win Delhi Assembly election, all from AAP
As many as eight women candidates out of 79 have emerged as winners in the Delhi assembly Election 2020. All of them belong to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The results were announced on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had fielded nine women...
Friday, February 07, 2020
Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 132 centenarian voters, 110-year-woman oldest electorate
More than 130 centenarian voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 election and they will be treated “as a VIP” on the polling day, officials said on Thursday. Earlier, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office had...
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Delhi elections: Women voters want manifesto to address more than their safety issues
While political parties are sweating it out to woo the electorate ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, women voters in the national capital feel manifestos should offer more to them than limiting their demands to safety issues. Adult females of...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Women in politics: Looking beyond reservations
By Nancy D Cruz, As the US Presidential elections slowly sweeps your headlines, the amount of recognition the women in politics are getting is remarkable. After the 2018 historic rise of women parliamentarians in the House and Senate, we saw six...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Indian women lawmakers face abuse as global online violence rises
Nearly 100 Indian women politicians faced abuse, including rape and death threats, on social media during elections last year, with researchers on Thursday raising concerns over rising online violence against women globally. A study by Amnesty...
Friday, January 03, 2020
India: Dear parties, ignore women and urban voters, face NOTA
By Smruti Koppikar, Now that Maharashtra finally has a government, it’s worthwhile revisiting the election result to pick out a few trends that were lost in the din over government formation. Three trends among many in the electoral basket stand out...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Women & Politics: Changing trends and emerging patterns executive summary
This collaborative report between, Lokniti a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung has attempted to look at women and politics from a multi-track perspective. While the assessment relied quite...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Most Indian women still have no freedom to get involved in politics
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...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Maharashtra polls: No of women candidates decline
Several women leaders in Maharashtra are contesting the Vidhan Sabha polls but in terms of numbers the representation has reduced. This time 235 women are contesting of which only 39 are from the four mainstream political parties - the BJP,  Shiv...
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Poor representation: In Mumbai, 31 out of 334 candidates are women
In a city where politicians are earnestly vying for women’s votes who account for 46 per cent of Mumbai’s population, female participation in electoral politics remains abysmally low. Of the total 334 candidates who will be fighting in the 36...
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Twitter in India launches initiatives for engagement between leaders and voters during Assembly Elections
As the voting for Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections draw close, Twitter India has launched several initiatives to provide real-time updates on campaign trail, working closely with political parties and leaders on how to leverage Twitter for...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
A gender perspective on role performance of elected panchayat leaders in India
Gender equality is fundamentally related to sustainable development, and globally accepted as a necessity for the promotion of human rights. Gender empowerment is determined by active participation of women and men in social, economic, and political...
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Women’s political participation and development
On July 29th, 2019, Brookings India hosted Sonia Bhalotra for a Development Seminar on Women’s Political Participation and Development. She presented two co-authored papers, “Women Legislators and Economic Performance” (2018)[1] and “Maternal...
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Heena Gavit
Heena Gavit a is a Member of Parliament from India. This interview was conducted in October 2018 in the margins of IPU’s 139th Assembly in Geneva.
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Breaking the glass ceiling: How these women parliamentarians made it
With a record 78 MPs, this election proved that female candidates can win. Meet some first-timers without any political lineage to find out the odds they conquered on the way to Parliament. RAMYA HARIDAS| CONGRESS She sang her way into people’s...
Friday, May 31, 2019
724 women contested Lok Sabha polls, 78 were elected, yet only 3 made it to PM Modi's cabinet
The newly-elected 17th Lok Sabha set the record with highest number of woman: 78 MPs. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, which was sworn-in on Thursday, in a largest-ever gathering, has only six women ministers in the government. Three...