Gender and Politics

Adivasi Women In Rajasthan Counter Money, Muscle and Patriarchy To Contest Panchayat Elections

Adivasi Women from Ujala Samooh collective have been contesting elections to challenge the bastions of power and patriarchy in Rajasthan. Photo credit: Drishti Agarwal

Adivasi Women In Rajasthan Counter Money, Muscle and Patriarchy To Contest Panchayat Elections

Badami Bai (32), had a problem on her hands, just a week before the Panchayat (India’s directly elected village councils) elections...

First African-Pakistani Lawmaker Fights Discrimination to Rise Up in Politics: Interview With Tanzeela Qambrani

Tanzeela Qambrani, the Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA), Sindh, Pakistan. She is the first MPA from the Sheedis, the African-Pakistan minority community. Photo credit: Reddit.com

First African-Pakistani Lawmaker Fights Discrimination to Rise Up in Politics: Interview With Tanzeela Qambrani

Tanzeela Qambrani (41) created history in Pakistan when she became the first Sheedi Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) of Sindh Assembly...

“I Am The Education Minister of Maharashtra Because Of Savitribai Phule” Interview with Varsha Gaikwad

Varsha Eknath Gaikwad, the education minister of Maharashtra and MLA from Dharavi, Mumbai. Photo courtesy: The Hindu

“I Am The Education Minister of Maharashtra Because Of Savitribai Phule” Interview with Varsha Gaikwad

For Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (45), Dharavi in Mumbai is much more than a constituency. She calls it home. The 4 time...

The Afghan MP Who refuses To Be Shaken By The Strong Winds Interview With Fawzia Koofi : Part 2

Fawzia Koofi, Member of Parliament, Afghanistan. She is one of the only two women leading the peace negotiations with the Taliban. Photo courtesy: Fawzia Koofi

The Afghan MP Who refuses To Be Shaken By The Strong Winds Interview With Fawzia Koofi : Part 2

Fawzia Koofi (45), the Member of Parliament from Afghanistan, has survived several assassination attempts by the Taliban. “The Taliban dislike women...

The Woman Negotiating Peace With The Taliban: Interview With Fawzia Koofi: Part 1

Fawzia Koofi, Member of Parliament, Afghanistan. She is one of the only two women leading the peace negotiations with the Taliban. Photo courtesy: Fawzia Koofi

The Woman Negotiating Peace With The Taliban: Interview With Fawzia Koofi: Part 1

Fawzia Koofi (45), the Member of Parliament from Afghanistan, has survived several assassination attempts by the Taliban. “The Taliban dislike women...