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Promoting Women’s Political Leadership and Governance in India and South Asia
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There is growing momentum among governments and civil society to foster and ensure women’s participation and leadership in the political arena, and specifically within local governance structures. Establishing quotas for ­women’s representation at different levels of government has been a ­strategic ­ tactic in achieving this goal in many countries. In India, the constitution (73rd Amendment Act), enacted in 1992, mandated the reservation of a minimum of one-third of seats for women (both as members and as chairpersons) within all of I­ndia’s l­ocally ­ elected governance bodies commonly referred to as Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). The amendment also entrusted panchayats with the responsibility of furthering the agenda of economic development and social justice.
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UNWOMEN ,   (2012 )
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Publication in English
Keywords:
WOMEN, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, LEADERSHIP, EMPOWERMENT, GOVERNANCE, GENDER EQUALITY, PEACE, PUBLIC HEALTH, POVERTY, CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT, CIVIL SOCIETY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL JUSTICE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, EARLY MARRIAGE, EDUCATION, POLICY MAKING, WOMEN RIGHTS, RECOGNITION, GENDER DISCRIMINATION, RESEARCH, GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, RURAL WOMEN, HOUSEHOLDS, TRAINING PROGRAMMES, EMPLOYMENT, MATERNAL MORTALITY, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, HEALTH, WOMEN IN DEVELOPMENT
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 UNWOMEN : Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
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14.01.00  -  Advancement Of Women
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