Women Under-representation in Parliament A Challenge for the Democracy- The System of Representatives

  • Dr. Srishty Banerjee
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  • Dr. Srishty Banerjee

    Assistant Professor at VIPS-TC, VSLLS, New Delhi, India.

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Social justice is the signature tune of our Constitution which we can perceive in each and every provision of this sacred document. Despite the principles of constitutionalism enriching the goals to be achieved by the working of the Constitution, women are still seriously underrepresented in the decisions-making positions. Gender inequality in the legislative bodies challenges the path of achieving women empowerment galvanized by equality and non-discrimination proclaimed by our Constitution. The political empowerment of women is a social process crucial to development and progress. The status of women is measured internationally by the participation of women in politics and their empowerment. In India, the political participation of women isn't remarkable compared with men. Democracy, a government, that works on the elected representation by the people is working for than seven decades with awfully underrepresented women. This is often the case in most of the countries across the globe. However, women’s political participation now's quite encouraging compared to past times. nowadays it remains stronger than ever. To secure women’s rightful place in society and to enable them to decide their own destiny and for the growth of genuine and sustainable democracy, women’s participation in politics is essential. This will not only uplift their personality but will be helpful in a way to open the route for their social and economic empowerment. Their participation in public life will be helpful in solving many problems of society. Women’s participation in decision-making is essential for women’s interests to be incorporated into governance. Since women have different needs and perspectives on social and political issues, it is important to involve women in governments to incorporate all of the societal viewpoints in policy and decision-making processes thereby helping in the balanced working of the democracy


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 1870 - 1875

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113235

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