Gender Justice | Magazine Articles | VOL. 14, ISSUE 82, January-February 2014 |

Mahila gram sabha – the Mewat experience

The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act was so emphatic that it pulled women with no training or experience out of their homes, and put them in public life amidst the ruffle of politics and governance. Approximately one million women have been elected since the Act came into force. However, these women were seen as a source of status sweetening, not as pillars in governance at the local level. Factors such as patriarchal societal norms and culture, lack of education and awareness,...

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