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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...
In the tribal-dominated Sundargarh district, the BJD chose Kunti Pradhan who makes a living out of tailoring as well as training SHG members on making aachar and papad. (HT PHOTO.)
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
In a first, women to head 70% of Zilla Parishads in Odisha
With women voters rooting for the candidates across districts, more women nominees were elected in the panchayat polls this year. In Patnaik’s home district of Ganjam, 40 women candidates were elected as members of the Zilla Parishad out of a total...
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Monday, March 21, 2022
How Indians view gender roles in families and society
Indians accept women as political leaders, but many favor traditional gender roles in family life. More than half a century ago, India was one of the first countries in the world to elect a woman as prime minister, and the country currently has...
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Monday, March 21, 2022
Key findings on Indian attitudes toward gender roles
Indian adults nearly universally say it is important for women to have the same rights as men, including eight-in-ten who say this is very important. At the same time, however, there are circumstances when Indians feel men should receive...
It's not just societal bias against women that poses a problem to female politicians
Monday, March 21, 2022
Why are there few women in Indian politics?
Despite studies showing widespread public acceptance of female politicians in India, women's political participation in the South Asian country remains low. More than one in every two Indians say that "women and men make equally good political...
How are women reshaping India’s political landscape? Source: PTI
Friday, March 18, 2022
How are women reshaping India’s political landscape?
Despite India having had multiple female heads of state, and a progressive and highly diverse political past and present, the inclusion of women in Indian politics continues to be doubted by many countries across the world. Compared to other...
Women electorate in Manipur - East Mojo
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Manipur: Why women remain underrepresented in electoral politics
For the first time ever, 55,000 more women than men will be electing its next legislature. Manipur is all set to elect its 12th state legislative assembly as it goes to polls in a two-phase election, with the electorate voting on 28 February and 5...
Statue of Nupi Lan in Imphal, Manipur - Outlook Magazine
Thursday, March 03, 2022
The curious case of women in Manipur politics 
At the fore on social and economic fronts, women are in the backseat when it comes to political representation. Grace Jajo’s voice first choked and then she broke into tears, a microphone in her hand, addressing a gathering at Manipur Press Club in...
Image: PTI/ Representative
Wednesday, March 02, 2022
Uttarakhand election sees women outnumbering men in vote percentage
In the recently concluded single-phase Uttarakhand election women voters outnumbered men by more than 4 per cent. Goa had the highest voters overall. In the recently concluded, Uttarakhand election on Monday, February 14, data about voters was made...
T he link between education and participation of women in  Indian politics / Picture: Observer Research Foundation
Monday, January 31, 2022
India: the link between education and participation of women in Indian politics
The gender disparity in politics is indicative of the of need to promote education amongst women, thus, enabling greater political participation. While numerous political advancements have occurred throughout the world in recent decades, the most...
Rupinder Kaur Ruby (Cong) and Dr Baljit Kaur (AAP) from Malout/ Punjab assembly elections 2022: In 4 seats, it’s women vs women - Credits: The Times of India
Monday, January 31, 2022
Punjab assembly elections 2022: In 4 seats, it’s women vs women
The assembly segments of Malout, Malerkotla, Moga and Muktsa will witness election contests between women when Punjab goes to poll on February 20, even though male candidates too are in the fray in these constituencies. The Congress has fielded...
Kuviraa, building political engagement & leadership in young girls - Credits: Kuviraa
Friday, January 28, 2022
Kuviraa, building political engagement & leadership in young girls
Kuviraa, which means courageous women in multiple Indian languages, aims to work with young girls, especially from marginalised and minority communities, between the ages of 12 - 20 to change attitudes towards politics in India through the following...
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during an election campaign | Photo: ANI/The Print
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Priyanka Vadra’s women-centric campaign long shot in UP. BJP must look at its male hierarchy
By D.K. Singh BJP has a gender disadvantage: no woman president or Chief Minister, and only one woman among 36 chiefs of states and union territories. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must have brought many smiles in the opposition...
Indian Election body notifies wards to be reserved for women - Credits: Times of India
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Indian Election body notifies wards to be reserved for women
Sounding bugle for the upcoming municipal polls in Delhi, the state election commission on Tuesday notified the wards that would be reserved for Scheduled Caste and women candidates in north, south and east municipal corporations. According to the...
Is There Scope For Equitable Representation Of Women Leaders In UP Elections 2022? / Image Source: Mid Day
Monday, January 24, 2022
Is there scope for equitable representation of women leaders in UP elections 2022?
Political parties are all set for the upcoming elections in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a very important demographic with 403 assembly seats. It has also become important to see the women representation among the leaders and the voters in the...
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections. - File photo / The Tribune
Thursday, January 20, 2022
In India, Manipur BJP chief Sharda Devi for 33% women quota
Sharda Devi, the first woman state president of the ruling BJP in Manipur, wants the party to put up a sizeable number of women candidates for the Assembly elections “There is 33 per cent reservation for women in local bodies and panchayats. A...
Women show voter ID cards during Panchayat election, at Bakkas polling centre on April 19, 2021 in Lucknow, India. Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images / Time
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
India’s Congress Party Courts Women in Major State Elections
An actress jailed for protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial citizenship law, the mother of a rape survivor, and a beauty pageant winner. These are the women leading India’s once-dominant Congress party as it seeks to reinvent...

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