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Key takeaways from Delhi polls: Voters give decisive mandate, concerns on 'winnability' of women candidates unfounded
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Key takeaways from Delhi polls: Voters give decisive mandate, concerns on 'winnability' of women candidates unfounded

The hotly-contested Delhi Assembly election resulted in a humiliating defeat for the BJP and delivered a decisive win to the AAP.

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report
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Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report

According to a report on the status of Indian women, published by an NGO associated with the RSS, there’s a glaring disparity in wages between male and female workers in India with the unemployment rate higher among women between 18 and 30 years

Delhi talks: Vote bank politics perpetuates wave of toxic politics, says former EC chief SY Quraishi
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Delhi talks: Vote bank politics perpetuates wave of toxic politics, says former EC chief SY Quraishi

Crediting the EC with ushering in a revolution of sorts in women participating as voters, Quraishi rues the fact that these voices remain suppressed.

Abysmal women's representation in Lok Sabha election proof of failure to eliminate gender disparity from Rajasthan politics
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Abysmal women's representation in Lok Sabha election proof of failure to eliminate gender disparity from Rajasthan politics

Rajasthan must bring in more skilled and well-meaning women into public service and hand them actual power to work for change.

Women's Day 2019: Achievements unlocked, skills proven, but women's representation in Indian politics embarrassingly low
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Women's Day 2019: Achievements unlocked, skills proven, but women's representation in Indian politics embarrassingly low

On International Women's day, a look at women in politics in India and their low representation in parliaments and decision-making roles.

Jaya Jaitly on her memoir 'Life Among the Scorpions', and being a woman in politics
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Jaya Jaitly on her memoir 'Life Among the Scorpions', and being a woman in politics

Jaya Jaitly spoke with Firstpost about her memoirs, 'Life Among the Scorpions', what it's like to be a woman in Indian politics, the infamous Tehelka sting operation, and George Fernandes

Emmanuel Macron's cabinet: Half of France's ministers are women
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Emmanuel Macron's cabinet: Half of France's ministers are women

France's newly inaugurated president Emmanuel Macron has unveiled his cabinet, with women filling half of the 22 positions, media reports said.

Kanimozhi talks about Women’s Reservation Bill and its long-time opponent Yogi Adityanath
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Kanimozhi talks about Women’s Reservation Bill and its long-time opponent Yogi Adityanath

On Monday, the women's wing of the DMK staged a protest march in Delhi, led by MP Kanimozhi demanding the immediate passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill. And on Sunday, known opposer of the same bill, Yogi Adityanath was elected as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Punjab Election 2017: Only six women MLAs in newly formed Assembly, down from 14 in 2012
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Punjab Election 2017: Only six women MLAs in newly formed Assembly, down from 14 in 2012

Only six of the 81 women candidates managed to secure a place in the 117-member Punjab Assembly, merely five percent of the House's strength.

Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee and women leaders: Linguistic sexism pollutes our political vocabulary
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Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee and women leaders: Linguistic sexism pollutes our political vocabulary

Jayalalithaa was not very different in this respect – dictatorial and imperious in her style of functioning. She walled herself up behind a screen of inaccessibility.

From Angela Merkel to Sonia Gandhi, here are some influential women in politics
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From Angela Merkel to Sonia Gandhi, here are some influential women in politics

As the Clinton prepares to take on a tough fight with Donald Trump, take a look at other leaders from around the world, who are some of the most influential women in politics.

Where are the women? Political power is still a male domain in India
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Where are the women? Political power is still a male domain in India

Gender inequality leading to deprivation of power among women continues to be a political reality in India today.

How Kejriwal's AAP has has no women leaders in the top rung
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How Kejriwal's AAP has has no women leaders in the top rung

Will the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has been called 'Khap Panchayat' by its own women members for its supposedly pronounced male bias, be able to shed that unflattering image with its newly-set up women's wing 'Aap Ki Mahila Shakti'?

Sushma Swaraj becomes first woman external affairs minister since Indira
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Sushma Swaraj becomes first woman external affairs minister since Indira

Swaraj was also the youngest cabinet minister in Haryana government at the age of 25, first woman Chief Minister of Delhi and first woman spokesperson for any political party in the country.

Is it the end of the road for Clinton?
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Is it the end of the road for Clinton?

After decades of being in politics, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that it might finally be time to "get off the high wire" and expressed the desire to wander the streets of India without security.