44% College Students: Women Must Accept Violence

  India is a political democracy, but India’s society is not democratic. That has been a hypothesis offered by many social scientists.   Now there is empirical proof–from India’s hope for the future, its school and college students: * 65% school children “don’t know” that they are citizens of India * 65% of college students … Continued

How Indian Cities Can Budget For Women’s Needs

“A gender-responsive budget is a budget that acknowledges the gender patterns in society and allocates money to implement policies and programmes that will change these patterns in a way that moves towards a more gender equal society” – Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India   Gender budgeting was introduced in Maharashtra after … Continued

Women Outvoted Men in 16 States/UTs

More women are turning out to vote, mostly to elect men it would appear. While there are only 61 women Members of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha, women voters turned out in large numbers across the country to exercise their franchise in the just concluded parliamentary elections.   Over 260 million women voters exercised … Continued

Police Protecting VVIPs Must Be Reduced: AAP’s Pranjal Bordoloi

Pranjal Bordoloi, Aam Aadmi Party (AP) candidate from Guwahati, Assam, says that police personnel deployed as security for VVIPs must be rationalised, and instead they should be available to provide security to the people of Guwahati.   This initiative is a part of Mera Neta, India’s largest candidate outreach programme, which has exclusive updates of … Continued

Plan To Reduce Corruption Via E-Governance: Milind Deora

Milind Deora, Congress candidate from South Mumbai, Maharashtra says that if we want to reduce corruption and improve transparency in governance, we need to make governments smarter and smaller. And this can be achieved by e-governance which will reduce the human interface between the citizen and the government.   This initiative is part of Mera … Continued