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Women & Politics: Changing Trends and Emerging Patterns

Lokniti-CSDS, in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), released its report 'Women & Politics: Changing Trends and Emerging Patterns' on November 13th, 2019, at Hotel Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi. The release was followed by a panel discussion on women’s participation in Indian politics. The participants of the panel discussion were Atishi Marlena, Aam Aadmi Party, Ragini Nayak, Indian National Congress, Shazia Ilmi, Bhartiya Janata Party and Neha Joshi, Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

This report presents the findings of a sample survey, conducted in 11 States- Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Mizoram, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Telangana and the NCT of Delhi, where in, 6,348 women of 18 years and above were interviewed with the help of an interview schedule, in the months of March and April 2019. It attempts to understand the emerging participation of Indian women in election and politics, and identifies the factors responsible for this changing trend in women’s participation.

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Media coverage

The Indian Express: Telling Numbers: Most women don’t see politics as career, feel men get preference

The Print: Which is the favourite political party of Indian women? No prizes for guessing

Money Control: Where are the women? The not-so-curious case of missing women politicians in India

Quartz India: Most Indian women still have no freedom to get involved in politics   

VTV Gujarati: https://bit.ly/2KFKt6J

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