Women in Panchayat
Date : January – February 2014
The 73rd Amendment laid the foundation for increasing the presence of women in the panchayati raj institutions. The divide between men and women in the public sphere was too great to be bridged by the Amendment, and demanded assistance by government and non-government agencies. The very first issue of 2014 explores concerns of women in the panchayat, and presents the ground work that is being done to make women an integral part of the development process.