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.
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.
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.