Political Participation Of Women: An Analysis

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Moirangthem Nandibala Chanu


The fundamental characteristic of democracy is the equal involvement of men and women in politics. But in the twenty-first century, women's political participation is extremely low in almost all the countries in the world. The majority of parliaments continue to have an average of 25.1% women, dominated by men and women MPs are frequently underrepresented in the decision-making bodies. If women play no meaningful role in the decision-making process, it is only a partial democracy. Full and equal political involvement for women is a fundamental human right and a sign of substantial benefits for society and democratic integrity. The quickest method seems to be quotas to ensure that men and women participate equally in politics. The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act of India provides 33% reservation of seats for women in local elected bodies. As a result, the proportion of women representatives has significantly increased. In recent years, this has led to more women taking part in making decisions at lower levels. 

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