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Women in India are demanding “33% Now!”
On Wednesday, rural women in colorful saris and college students in jeans and sneakers came together and demanded that the male-dominated parliament approve a bill that will give them a stronger political voice. The Women’s Reservation Bill provides for one-third of parliament seats to be reserved for women and it has the potential to become one of the most empowering laws for women in India, activists say. “The men in parliament need to realize that this is not about giving up their political power, but that by giving women their right to a political voice, it will be for the betterment of the entire nation,” says Bollywood actress and social activist Nandita Das.
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halftheskymovement:

Women in India are demanding “33% Now!”

On Wednesday, rural women in colorful saris and college students in jeans and sneakers came together and demanded that the male-dominated parliament approve a bill that will give them a stronger political voice. The Women’s Reservation Bill provides for one-third of parliament seats to be reserved for women and it has the potential to become one of the most empowering laws for women in India, activists say. “The men in parliament need to realize that this is not about giving up their political power, but that by giving women their right to a political voice, it will be for the betterment of the entire nation,” says Bollywood actress and social activist Nandita Das.

Read more via Thomson Reuters.