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Women’s Political Representation In Jharkhand Sees A Steady Rise Since The State’s Formation

Rights activist Munni Hansda contesting from Shikaripara constituency on her campaign trail during the Jharkhand 2019 elections.
Image courtesy: Munni Hansda

Women’s Political Representation In Jharkhand Sees A Steady Rise Since The State’s Formation

Women’s political representation in Jharkhand has seen a constant upward surge since the state came into existence in 2000. The proportion…

With Just 7.8% Women Ministers Across States, Women Are Systemically Excluded From Power and Decision Making

Satyavathi Rathod (Right) and Sabitha Indra Reddy (Left), first women ministers in Telangana appointed recently. (Image courtesy: The Wire)

With Just 7.8% Women Ministers Across States, Women Are Systemically Excluded From Power and Decision Making

Telangana, the newest state in Southern India, finally has women ministers in the state’s council of ministers for the first time…

From Proxies To Politicians: Bihar’s Female MLAs

A former sweeper from a Mahadalit–or lowest of the low–castes, Bhagirathi Devi (centre), 65, is among 28 female MLAs from Bihar contesting the forthcoming assembly election of their own standing, refuting a commonly held notion that most women in politics are proxies for male spouses or relatives. Image credit: Bhagirathi Devi/Nityanand Kumar

From Proxies To Politicians: Bihar’s Female MLAs

September 26, 2015

Thirty five years ago, Bhagirathi Devi was a sweeper in the block development office in Narkatiyaganj, a town in Bihar’s West Champaran district….

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