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Women continue to remain under-represented in the national parliament: India

Today India has 1.4 million elected women representatives. Women constitute around 44 per cent of the total grassroots elected representatives and 43 per cent of the elected heads of villages in India are women, he said.


‘Women dedicated... With quota, we’ll have Ram Rajya’

The Mission Shakti scheme has been supporting around six lakh SHGs in the state. MAMATA is the state’s conditional cash transfer scheme for pregnant and lactating women.

In equal measure

Parity in political representation for women will help bring bigger, deeper change.

In 2019, we need politics that does not dominate and bully women

Politics is one area where we have not come a long way. In 2019, we need to move beyond reflections about family relationships and motherhood and women’s inalienable duties to society.

Making the world a meaningful place

For girls and women to enjoy the fruits of good education and satisfying careers, government must reach out to their families, ensure they are on board while formulating state policies.


In this Punjab village, face of women empowerment to remain under veil

Six of 10 Khaira Khurd panchayat members are women, four of them can’t read or write.

‘Govt will bring in law to deal with NRI men deserting wives’: MSWC Chairperson

MSWC Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar believes that, along with reforms, people’s mindset plays a crucial role in women empowerment. In an interview to The Indian Express, she discusses the problems and challenges of rural and urban women.

Mumbai: Women coders pick up mic to talk on workplace challenges, technology

Manjula Dube, a software engineer currently working for a Berlin-based start-up, recalls feeling like an “awkward outcast” as she was often the only woman present at such conferences.

Congress Women wing attacks Modi govt over women safety and empowerment

Sushmita Dev, President, All India Mahila Congress questioned the Prime Minister's silence on growing incidents of women and children being raped and/or killed on the streets, even dragged from their homes in the middle of the night, gang-raped and burnt alive as in the recent incident at Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh.