Mains-16: Role of women and women’s organization

India Takes Steps Towards Feminization Of Agriculture

India has recently launched the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana, under the provisions of National Policy for Farmers (NPF) (2007). It is a component of the Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-NRLM (DAY-NRLM) and aims at improving the status of women in agriculture. What is the Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana? The Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP), as the name ..

Women’s reservation & Challenges

The year 2019 saw the highest number of women MPs in Lok Sabha, which is a mere 14%. It is below the already low global average of 24%. The Inter-Parliamentary Union Report shows that India fares poorer than countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The Women’s Reservation Bill was first introduced in the Parliament ..

Describe the situation of Indian women in society and why MPs advocating for ‘lynching’ and other mob justice type punishments for rapists is an abdication of responsibility by the Parliament and Politicians?

Tens of thousands of Indian women face sexual assaults almost every other day, both in their homes and outside in the world. Over time as they grow up from little children to mature adults, it shapes their views on how to behave, how to avoid things and people, how to respond to the opposite gender, ..


The shocking incident of rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad speaks volumes of the lack of stringent laws dealing with sexual assault. Discuss the measures to combat violence against women. 

The depraved acts of sexual violence against women in our country show no signs of ceasing. There is an urgent need for stricter laws, a time-frame and the strictest punishment to be meted out to rapists and murderers. It is high time for patriarchal perceptions to undergo a change for the betterment of women in ..

There is a lack of equal or even adequate representation of women in the upper echelons of corporate India. Elaborate

The CS Gender 3000 report released by the Credit Suisse Research Institute makes the following observations: India’s female representation on corporate boards has increased by 4.3 percentage points over the past five years to 15.2 per cent in 2019. This growth was well below the global average of over 20 per cent. India has the ..