The world “cannot afford” such few women in power, says the data presented in the 2020 edition of the IPU‑UN Women map of Women in Politics. This report by NETRI Foundation is an attempt to blare the horns and highlight some important lessons for the South Asian countries in terms of women’s representation in politics. […]
In 2020, India was ranked 112th in the Global Gender Gap Index. This gap is evident in the news-hour too, with lack of representation and limited space for women politicians. In fact, the Global Media Monitoring Project 2015, in India pointed out that only 7% of the political news covered stories of women in politics. It then becomes paramount to bring this gap to the fore and discuss ways to reduce it. Thus, on 21st June 2020, NETRI Foundation in partnership with SheThePeopleTV to hosted the first online dialogue - “Who Gets the Limelight”: Women Politicians and Indian Media- as part of the Women Who Lead Series. Read more to find out the key takeaways from the discussion held with leading women politicians, media experts, journalists and civil society.