Women’s Representation in Legislature – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking reintroduction of the lapsed Women’s Reservation Bill for 33% quota in the Lok Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies. The Supreme Court has sought the response of the Union Government to the PIL in 6 weeks. Enhancing women’s representation in… Continue reading Women’s Representation in Legislature – Explained, pointwise

Women’s representation in Lok Sabha rises to a record at 14.4%

During the recent 17th Lok Sabha,78 elected women MPs have got elected.This is highest number of women representatives ever. Women will account for 14.39% of the entire strength of the Lower House, which was at 12.5% with a total of 65 women MPs in the previous Lok Sabha. However,the regional parties has the higher ratio… Continue reading Women’s representation in Lok Sabha rises to a record at 14.4%

UN body hails Odisha on women reservation

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has complimented the Odisha government for proposing 33% reservation for women in Parliament and State Assemblies. UN Women is the UN entity working for gender equality and the empowerment of women. In 2018, the Odisha Assembly had passed a resolution by unanimous voice vote for providing 33%… Continue reading UN body hails Odisha on women reservation