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WOLITICIAN is an awareness campaign that seeks to draw attention to the lack of women in politics and reminding people of how a woman can be a GREAT LEADER
In today’s political landscape, motherhood is frequently conveyed as a tool to highlight the ‘sacred’ nature of a subject, ranging from the gaumata to Ganga mata. At the same time, issues around women’s rights and empowerment, varying from instant Triple Talaq to beti Bachao beti padhao, are common topics of conversation in political circles.
But an essential question remains: Are men in Indian Politics willing to make an effort to share power with women or they are just going to talk about them?
Gender inequality leading to deprivation of power among women continues to be a political reality in India today. Women are perpetually excluded frombasic leadership at each progression of the stepping stool, beginning from the family to the top layer of policy making.In spite of the fact that the Constitution of India endeavors to remove gender inequalities by interdicting discrimination based on sex and class, and enshrining fundamental rights for all citizens, women still have only ‘de jure’ rather than ‘de facto’ access to these rights.
There is no denying the fact that greater participation of women in the political process would be a pre-condition for their financial and social liberation. However, despite the fact that an essentially huge number of women vote in the nation, yet just a couple of them accept the reins of power. Paradoxically, though women have held the posts of President and Prime Minister as well as Chief Ministers of various states in India, the country ranks 20th from the bottom in terms of representation of women in Parliament, as per the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2012.
Political participation of women has the potential to change societies.
It can have impact on outcomes for women and children especially in the distribution of community resources.
Their participation in peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction is important to ensure the safety and protection of children and vulnerable sections of populations.
Women’s political empowerment and equal access to leadership positions at all levels are fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a more equal world.
Equal representation in positions of power is a fundamental precondition for truly effective and accountable democracy
“Behind every successful man in politics there is a WOMAN who is deprived of the chances to be in POWER.”
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Political parties should come forward to increase women representatives. The absence of critical mass of women representatives has pushed women to the fringes in power sharing and has adverse impacts on the overall political status.
Equal participation of men and women is not only a prerequisite for justice and democracy, it is an inevitable condition for harmonious human existence as well. Effective representation of women in decision-making structures will have a bearing on the policies, vision and structure of institutions. And that’s something everyone should be fighting for.
"Today's global problems require leaders that have diverse skill sets and innovation that can only come from diverse ideas and players. Women bring the skills, different perspectives and structural and cultural difference to drive effective solutions. In short, female leaders change the way global solutions are accomplishment!"
"That's why it is important to keep pushing forward. Fairness and equality are admirable goals in themselves. And women have consistently proven that they are able to benefit policy in important ways."