Speaking at the Democracy Awards, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday proposed that women should be given seat reservation in the Parliament.
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.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: After BJD and TMC set the tone, BJP's first list disappoints on women's representation
This is despite tall claims from BJP Mahila Morcha president Vijaya Rahatkar, who said that of the 12 crore members of the BJP till last year, three crore were women.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday announced that if his party comes to power it will reserve 33 percent of all government jobs at the national level for women
Rahul Gandhi says Congress will reserve one-third of government jobs for women if voted to power in Lok Sabha polls
Congress party will reserve a third of government jobs for women if it comes into power, its chief Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday, in a sign women's rights are rising up the political agenda for next month’s election.
Mamata and Naveen Patnaik have handed significant number of tickets to women, but battle for representation rages on
A day after Naveen Patnaik's BJD declared that it would allot 33 percent of the party's tickets to women, Mamata Banerjee's TMC assigned 41 percent of the party's Lok Sabha election tickets to women candidates.
International Women’s Day 2019: Gender equality is a matter of visibility, it needs to go beyond reservation
If a look is taken at female labour force participation (FLFP), a World Bank report found that the rate in India fell to 27 percent in 2017 from 37 percent in 2006.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she will lead a padyatra (rally) in Kolkata on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Friday.
Describing women as the "backbone" of our society, Banerjee congratulated women across the world on this day. Emphasising that her government is committed to the empowerment of women, the chief minister said the state government has recently launched 'Swasthya Sathi' health insurance smart cards for them.
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.
Rahul Gandhi in Kochi: Congress chief assures passage of women's quota bill if his party is voted to power in LS polls
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the Women's Reservation Bill would be passed in Parliament on a priority if voted to power in the 2019 General Election.
Women Rajya Sabha MPs urge government to use majority to ensure passage of women's reservation bill in Lok Sabha
Women MPs in Rajya Sabha, cutting across party lines, nudged the BJP-led government on Friday to use its brute majority in Lok Sabha to ensure passage of legislation providing 33 percent reservation to women in Parliament and state legislatures.
Women's Reservation Bill: Rahul Gandhi, Naveen Patnaik double efforts for passage of legislation, may run into roadblocks
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, and Odisha chief minister and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik have attempted to corner the BJP-led central government over the issue of the Women's Reservation Bill by upping the ante with their efforts to get one-third (33 percent) reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies.
Women's Reservation Bill: Rahul Gandhi urges CMs of Congress states to pass Assembly resolution on one-third quota
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has written to Congress/alliance governments in states to have a resolution passed in their respective assemblies, seeking one-third reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state legislative assemblies.
Women's Reservation Bill: Biju Janata Dal to consult seven national, 15 regional parties to build consensus
The BJD, headed by Naveen Patnaik, deliberated on the party's strategy for intensifying its campaign seeking 33 percent reservations for women in Parliament and state Assemblies.
Mizoram Assembly polls: State sees highest women candidates in its history, yet female representation remains low
With just 15 women among the 200 candidates contesting the Mizoram Assembly polls, women's representation in politics is among the lowest in the northeastern state
Rights body urges voters to disregard parties that ignore Women's Reservation Bill, says India needs more women decision makers
In a statement, the National Alliance for Women's Organisations (NAWO), comprising over 100 women's rights groups, said the marginal representation of women in Parliament and legislative assemblies is a matter of grave concern.
Rahul Gandhi in London: Congress will cooperate if BJP wishes to pass Women's Reservation Bill, says party chief
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that his party would happily co-operate with the BJP if they wish to pass the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament.
Rahul Gandhi questions Narendra Modi's silence over rape incidents, says Congress will support Women's Reservation Bill
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday addressed the Mahila Adhikar Sammelan and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence over the atrocities committed against women.
In a country where politicians either deify women or dehumanise them Rahul Gandhi’s attempt on Tuesday — even if it’s strategically aimed at positioning himself among women opinion makers at some of India’s top media houses — was well received