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Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles (Observer Research Foundation)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Women’s representation in India’s parliament: Measuring progress, analysing obstacles
Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary...
DMK leader Kanimozhi openly apologised on her Twitter account (File)
Monday, October 31, 2022
After DMK functionary’s derogatory remark against women, Kanimozhi apologises: “This can never be tolerated”
Saidai Sadiq said that unlike the DMK, BJP depended on the "actresses" to make inroads into Tamil Nadu. Lok Sabha MP and DMK leader Kanimozhi Thursday issued an apology after a party functionary made a derogatory remark against women BJP leaders,...
India: Women in government fellowship (Femme First Foundation)
Monday, October 24, 2022
India: Women in government fellowship
The Women in Government Fellowship is a six-month program that is focused on capacity-building, training, and mentorship of women in politics. It seeks to enhance and improve the quality of political participation of women. The fellows will undergo...
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at an all-party meeting a day before Assembly session in Lucknow on Sunday. (Express Photo)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
India: In a first, UP Assembly sets aside one day for women MLAs to speak about women issues
Decision taken as part of an initiative launched by the Speaker to interact with MLAs grouped as per their professional degrees, gender and legislative stints. In a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, one day –...
ES Bijimol (Onmanorama)
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
India: Ex-MLA Bijimol opens up on trauma inflicted by anti-woman colleagues in CPI
ES Bijimol, a three-time MLA of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has said she suffered moral attacks and degradation from her male colleagues for daring to contest in a male bastion. The former legislator from Peermade in Kerala’s Idukki district...
Why are the personal lives of women in politics subject to such intense scrutiny? (Picture: Elle India)
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Why are the personal lives of women in politics subject to such intense scrutiny?
Fun or Power, why do we have to choose? If you’re a man in politics, you can get away with watching porn in parliament. You can be caught on camera being absurd or stupid, but you will get away with a rap on the knuckles, if that even. Recently,...
Maharashtra cabinet expansion. Photo: @Dev_Fadnavis/Twitter
Friday, August 26, 2022
India: No women in 20-member Maharashtra cabinet as CM Eknath Shinde expands 41-day-old ministry
MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday expanded his two-member ministry. However, the list did not include a single woman. Several women politicians and women’s rights activists slammed the exclusion of women members. Shinde...
Five Indian women in politics who left a mark of their own (East Coast Daily)
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Five Indian women in politics who left a mark of their own
KK Shailaja In addition to serving as Kuthuparamba’s MLA, KK Shailaja served as Kerala’s minister of health and social justice. Her leadership during the COVID-19 outbreaks as Health Minister was highly praised. In Kerala, the state where the first...
President Droupadi Murmu administers the Oath of Office to the Central Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N Patel at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photo: @rashtrapatibhvn / Twitter
Monday, August 22, 2022
Why India took 75 years to get its first tribal woman president
In the larger scheme of things, where global capital and politics come into the picture, tribal women’s voices are missing. Bhim Rao Ambedkar would not have thought while writing the constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled...
A quantitative study of the questions asked by women members in Lok Sabha (1999–2019): Performance of women in Parliament (EPW)
Wednesday, August 03, 2022
A quantitative study of the questions asked by women members in Lok Sabha (1999–2019): Performance of women in Parliament
The performance of women legislators is analysed by looking at the nature of questions posed by them over a span of 20 years (1999–2019) in the lower house of the Indian Parliament. The analysis, however, is a contestation of claims that suggest...
Then-presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu greets supporters in Odisha state, India, on June 22. (AP)
Friday, July 22, 2022
In a first, India elects tribal woman to be president
NEW DELHI — About 5,000 Indian lawmakers on Thursday elected Draupadi Murmu, an Indigenous tribal woman with humble roots, to be the country’s next president, marking a breakthrough for one of India’s marginalized minority groups. The 64-year-old...
If elected to power, Murmu will be the first tribal President of India (© The Indian Express)
Monday, June 27, 2022
Droupadi Murmu: 10 things to know about NDA’s presidential nominee
Droupadi Murmu: Here is everything you need to know about BJP's candidate for Presidency. Droupadi Murmu, a tribal leader from Odisha, was  on Tuesday named the ruling NDA’s candidate for the forthcoming Presidential election. The decision was taken...
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik during the oath taking ceremony of new cabinet ministers, at Lok Seva Bhawan, in Bhubnaeswar, June 5, 2022. Photo: PTI
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
"Women power, clean image": Naveen Patnaik revamps cabinet with eye on 2024 polls
By accommodating more women and dropping some controversial leaders from the cabinet, the Biju Janata Dal chief is gearing up for assembly and general elections. Bhubaneswar: Barely a week after completing three years in his fifth term as the chief...
New study finds disparity between men and women in politics in India is immense - Picture: She The People
Monday, June 13, 2022
New study finds disparity between men and women in politics in India is immense
A new study about women in politics by Professor Parimal Maya Sudhakar, Head of the School, MIT School of Government, MIT World Peace University reported the disparity between the number of male and female politicians in India. The study revealed...
Karnataka: 33% quota for women in outsourced government jobs (Picture: The Economic Times)
Monday, May 30, 2022
Karnataka: 33% quota for women in outsourced government jobs
Synopsis In a significant move, the Karnataka government has reserved 33 per cent for outsourced women employees in all the departments. As per the circular, the state government recruits data entry operators, housekeeping staff and other group D...
Supriya Sule husband posted the exchange on Twitter, calling out the BJP as a "misogynistic" party. | Picture: NDTV
Monday, May 30, 2022
"Go home and cook": Maharashtra BJP leader's sexist jab at MP Supriya Sule
The sexist comment was made as the two parties sparred over reservations for OBC (Other Backward Class) in Maharashtra. New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, targeting Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule on Wednesday,...
BJP-nominee S Phangnon Konyak made history by becoming the first woman from the state to be elected to the Rajya Sabha. - The Federal
Friday, April 08, 2022
Nagaland women shine in all spheres, but find little space in politics
It took Nagaland 45 years to elect its second woman parliamentarian, and the state is yet to elect any woman in the 60-member Assembly. It took Nagaland 45 years to elect its second woman parliamentarian, a social enigma that manifests the existence...
It was nobody’s guess right from the beginning that the Congress’ initiative was unlikely to boost the number of women in UP’s new assembly. But regardless of electoral outcomes the decision remains a laudable one. (PTI)
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
India: Congress’ idea of fielding more women candidates must not fade away
For nearly all political parties in India, women’s role in politics seems to begin and end as voters. In contrast to this, the Congress’ decision to give 40% tickets to women in UP was a refreshing change. This trend must continue beyond the party...

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