Gender & Politics

Lathika Subhash, the former president of Kerala Mahila Congress shaved her head in a public protest against inadequate tickets to women candidates by the Indian National Congress/ credit: Manorama Online

Long In The Backseat In Kerala Politics, Women Now Claim Their Space

Thiruvananthapuram:Kerala’s first Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) was a woman. Rosamma Punnoose, 44 years-old when Kerala elected its first post-Independence legislative assembly in 1957, was elected …

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Adivasi Women from Ujala Samooh collective have been contesting elections to challenge the bastions of power and patriarchy in Rajasthan. Photo credit: Drishti Agarwal

Adivasi Women Claim Power In Local Elections

Badami Bai (32), had a problem on her hands, just a week before the Panchayat (India’s directly elected village councils) elections in India’s western state of …

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