Powerful women in politics are judged more on what they wear and how they look, rather than on their opinions and actions. In addition to that, they also face resistance, stereotypes and discrimination in mainstream political spaces.
While the Lok Sabha passed The Right To Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, with 178 members voting in favour of the bill, and only 79 members voting against it, let us look back at the history of the Right to Information Act, which had been achieved through long struggles, still continuing till today.
Nowhere did the Finance Minister mention a policy initiative in Union Budget 2019to enhance the labour force participation of women which has created ripples in many discourses on women’s economic empowerment.
It would be justified to assert that Mahua Moitra, Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty are tackling patriarchy in the Lok Sabha.
Mahua Moitra, MP of Trinamool Congress rendered a powerful maiden speech talking about the seven signs of fascism under the BJP led NDA.
The Narendra Modi-led government owes it to the electorate to use this historic mandate to ensure that Indian women can finally lead an equal, empowered, and dignified life.
Mekathoti Sucharita from Prathipadu is making history by being the first Dalit Woman Minister in the cabinet of YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh.
Reservations for women from Other Backward Classes (OBCs) has not been incorporated within the Bill, despite receiving recommendations from the Report examining the 1996 Women's Reservation Bill.
Six women swore in as cabinet ministers. Here is a list of these women with their portfolios and a brief account of their political careers.
The 2019 elections gave us the 25-Year-Old Chandrani Murmu who created history by becoming the youngest MP in India’s History.