articles by Neera Saggi


Lack of political will, past gender inequity and inertia around Women's Reservation Bill needs to be addressed

In its 2014 election manifesto, BJP identified the Women's Reservation Bill as a priority and assured its legislation in Parliament and all state Assemblies. In the past three years that the party has been in power, there has been no visible effort to see this Bill through.


Amendment to Maternity Benefit Act is historic, but more needs to be done for women in India

Today, women contribute only 17 percent to India’s GDP against a global average of 37 percent.