The Women’s Reservation Bill has been passed after 27 years. The struggle for a seat at the table has been long. We go to the table being us. As women who want to redefine, reconfigure and reset the narratives. We begin with lipstick and bindi.
11 Oct 2023
After 27 years of deliberation, in a special session of Parliament in September, politicians across regions and backgrounds united for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill. While the arrival of the bill must be celebrated, the question is if this reservation is enough. The upcoming magazine issue of Outlook will be dedicated to women – their rights, representation in politics and their role in the Indian democracy.Subscribe Now
India’s women-centric policies were conceived mostly under global influence, until the rising women voter turnout in the country changed the trend.
The Modi government had no time to get into the more demanding fundamentals concerning the implementation of the legislation
The Women’s Reservation Bill carries the ominous possibility of overshadowing all other forms of social demands
When the Narendra Modi government introduced the Women’s Reservation Bill, it was seen as an attempt to polarise women voters towards the Bharatiya...