STATUS OF WOMEN’S REPRESENTATION IN INDIA’S LEGISLATIVE BODIES

STATUS OF WOMEN’S REPRESENTATION IN INDIA’S LEGISLATIVE BODIES

  • In India women participation in political area is very low
  • In Lok Sabha it is not even 10%.
  • In State Assembly it is as low as 5%.
  • Latin America and Africa women participation is higher than India

FEMINIST MOVEMENT

  • Feminist movements are the movements organized by the women organizations for equality for women in personal and family life.
  • Political expression of gender division and political mobilisation on this role in public life.
  • We now find women working as scientists, doctors, engineers, lawyers, managers and college and university teachers which were earlier not considered suitable for women
  • In Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Norway and Finland, the participation of women in public life is very high

STEPS CAN BE TAKEN TO IMPROVE WOMEN’S REPRESENTATION IN POLITICS

  • It should be legally binding to have fair proportion representation of women in the elected bodies
  • Some seats should be reserved for women in State Assemblies and in lok sabha
  • Political parties should give proper representation to women members.
  • Women participation can be increased by raising the literacy rate.
Women participation in parliament in different parts of the world
Women participation in parliament in different parts of the world
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