International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024

Empowering Half the Sky: A Review on Women's Political Participation in India

Hemangi Dhanke | Mohit Kumar Shrivastav

Abstract: Women's participation in legislatures is not only indispensable for the success of democracy but also for the overall progress and development of society and nation. Women's empowerment and their representation in decision - making bodies are therefore considered basic and critical to every aspect of nation - building. The political empowerment of women stands as a critical pillar in the pursuit of gender equality and inclusive governance. In India, a nation marked by its rich cultural heritage and diverse socio - economic fabric, the journey towards women's political empowerment has been both intricate and multifaceted. This research paper undertakes a comprehensive examination of the political landscape in India, with a particular focus on the empowerment of women within the realm of governance. Drawing upon a range of scholarly literature, empirical data, and case studies, this paper sheds light on the historical evolution, current status, and prospects of women's political participation in India. Key areas of analysis include the impact of electoral quotas, socio - cultural barriers, and institutional frameworks on women's access to political power. Additionally, the paper explores the role of grassroots movements, legal reforms, and affirmative action policies in fostering greater political representation for women. In conclusion, this research offers a comprehensive analysis of the political empowerment landscape for women in India, highlighting achievements, persistent challenges, and avenues for future progress.

Keywords: Women Empowerment, Panchayat Raj Institution, Indian Democracy, Challenges, Political Participation

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,

Pages: 1610 - 1615

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