50% of Indian Population
Less than 15% Representation
At this rate, will take more than 100 years to see an adequate & proportionate representation of women in Indian politics.
Indian Parliament has barely 14.3% women in the Lok Sabha way below the global average of 24.3%.
The national average of women's representation in state assemblies is 9%, while non-womxn constitute 91%.
48.4% of constituencies have NEVER ELECTED A WOMAN since 1962.
In terms of Women’s political representation, India is ranked at 149th place out of 193 countries according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
43.3% representation at grassroots
Women clearly lack the 'means' and not the capability.
India has about 253,400 rural local bodies at the village level Gram Panchayats), and 6613 intermediary or block-level Panchayats, and 630 district level panchayats. There are about 3 million elected representatives of these panchayats, out of which 1.3 million are women (43.3%).
Structural and societal barriers have stunted their political careers and limited their aspirations.