THE ROLE OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN PROMOTING WOMEN IN POLITICS

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The rate of women in politics and leadership has increased considerably for the past two decades. Started in the 1900s, the movement for women’s suffrage is a long, ongoing fight. Women got the right to vote in 1947 after India got freedom from the British. Madras was the first to grant women suffrage in 1921, but only to aristocratic women.

Women have always been a step lower than men since the beginning of time. Instead of considering the cerebral opportunity, we always compare men and women physically. Do many questions arise as to why women have to participate in politics? Why do they have to speak up about society and play their game? The simple answer to this is, women in politics, high or low speak up for women’s rights and the injustice practiced on them on various levels.

Women in power become a source of voice for millions of other women. In a country like India, where women are not respected, to fight and come up as a powerful person is a big thing and is a blow to the man’s ego, if not all but most of them. Over the last two decades, women representation in national parliaments globally has incrementally increased from 11.8 percent in 1998 to 17.8 percent in 2008 to 23.5 percent in 2018. It’s always been a race for women against men to fight for a place in power, they have to work extremely hard to prove themselves, unlike men. Often we hear that, What does a woman know about running a country? for this exact reason, women need to stand in politics to maintain gender equality.

In July 2016 after David Cameron resigned, May was elected and is the second female Prime Minister of the UK after Margaret Thatcher. She is the first and to date the only woman to hold two of the Great Office of State. The Queen, although neutral in political matters, does give a weekly audience to the Prime Minister at which she has a right to express her views on government matters. Hillary Clinton was the U.S. senator [2001–09] and secretary of state [2009–13], she served as the first lady [1993–2001] during the administration of her husband, Bill Clinton. As the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2016, she became the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major party in the United States.

The women and men legislation should work together to work towards the betterment of the country. Women must be encouraged and empowered to become strong political and community leaders.

Contributed By- Tehreem Khaku, Content Writer Mitti Ke Rang

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