In school, in offices and in colleges, we see both the genders work and study without any gender prejudices, then why is it in politics only that we see such prejudices?
The event to raise voice for equal participation of women in politics commenced with Ms. Sandhya Sinha – WPF Speaker lighting the lamp as an auspicious start to the motive
From the local to the global level, women’s leadership and political participation are restricted. Women are underrepresented as voters, as well as in leading positions, whether in elected office, the civil service, the private sector or academia. This occurs despite their proven abilities as leaders and agents of change, and their right to participate equally in democratic governance. The upper house is taking its time to clear it. The event spoke of the need to push it now as even in the recent Delhi elections, again women were overlooked and were not given sufficient tickets by any of the parties to contest the elections. Unfortunately women were not even considered for advisory boards. Women are continuously being marginalized and we are ourselves responsible for it because women continue to grumble in the corners amongst themselves. The event was to speak up loud enough for the voices to reach the corridors of power. Governance is as important a job as any other. It is about managing a country.
With the dawn of this new era, where we are witnessing a number of reforms being undertaken, there is a ray of hope that from now on the world shall see a good gender equation in politics also. Out of 188 countries, we stand 108, as far as gender equality in politics is concerned. Even Afghanistan and Pakistan stand better than us.
The newly formed AAP party coming into being on the anti- corruption plank, 50%voters which form the voters list are hopeful that they shall see this gender corruption issue with equal sensibility and sensitivity and shall do justice with this issue.
Ms. Sandhya Sinha – WPF Speaker mentions “With Somnath Bhartiji here amongst us, I hope this issue is well registered and we see more women. Not only in parliament, but also in all political parties and advisory committees, not as separate ‘women’s wing’, but as an integral part of the mainstream parties, selection committee, planning committees etc”
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