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Women in decision-making

Their presence in decision-making positions—governance, law enforcement or corporate leadership—is far from proportionate to the population

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Women make up 48.5% of India’s population. Yet, their presence in key decision-making positions—be it governance, law enforcement or corporate leadership—is far from proportionate.

The sole exception is gram panchayats, where Indian laws provide for women’s reservation. Overall, though, as another Women’s Day ticks by, gender equality remains a far cry.

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Published: 09 Mar 2015, 01:05 AM IST
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