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Political Underrepresentation


Today, women MPs account for only 11% of India’s lower house Lok Sabha. In an effort to increase these numbers, a Women’s Reservation Bill proposes reserving 33% of seats for women in the lower house of the Parliament of India. Despite the upper house’s approval of this in 2010, the bill is still pending. Such governmental constraints from leadership enforce and exacerbate the unbalanced position of women in Indian society.

Below are links to some of the latest developments:

Indian Women Rally to Back Demand for More Seats in Parliament

#33 Percent: Women’s Reservation Bill

Feminists India: Campaigning on Women’s Issues in India