Empowering rural women: Moving beyond 50 percent

Posted on January 17, 2015

News in India Together publication regarding the proposed Gram Swaraj Bill

April 2015 elections to Karnataka’s gram panchayats will see a high representation of women, given 50 percent reservation at all tiers, but how can one ensure real authority for women in local governance? The recently proposed amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act may hold some answers.

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