- Research/Scholar Paper name – “Women and Political Leadership: A Global Experience“
- Author: Sakchie Saluja
- Institution: Amity Law School, Noida
- Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
- Date of Publication: 15/09/2022
The representation of women in the political world is a remarkable effort, but comparatively, there are fewer seats for women than for men. We live in the 21st century, where every gender has been given recognition as per the constitution of our country. But the mentalities have not changed yet.
We are so opinionated about everything that happens around us. From passing sarcastic remarks to assaulting someone publicly, these practices are on trend even now. Even sensible and educated person show biasness. Where we ought to show sensibility and humor, we tend to step in the wrong direction.
And that is what happens in women’s politics. For example, generally, in rural areas when a woman contests in the election, she becomes a victim of a lot of criticism, especially after elections where her husband manages their position, and she gets no right to voice her opinion. It truly demarcates the dominance of the patriarchal society. Not only this, but there are also various examples to quote the problems faced by women in political participation. The irony is that if we don’t change now, even after observing the harsh realities of society, we will never be able to change ourselves. Make any special laws or policies, nothing is going to turn the tables unless we, the people, intend to change it.