: Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling But Empowerment Is Still Symbolic #WorldNEWSAll The data shows that the representation of women in our Parliament is even worse than Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal!
Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling But Empowerment Is Still Symbolic #WorldNEWSAll
The data shows that the representation of women in our Parliament is even worse than Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal!
Professor Renu Cheema Vig was recently appointed vice-chancellor of Panjab University and is the first woman to hold the position in the varsitys 140 year old history. Last month Group Captain Shaliza Dhami became the first female Air Force officer to be given frontline duty to command a mission launching facility.
Another woman office Col Geeta Rana became the first woman officer to be given command role on the frontline when she was entrusted to lead an army unit in Ladakh.
These are some of the recent instances of women breaking the glass ceiling and excelling in various fields. They have done exceedingly well and have proved to be no less than their male counterparts.
Yet, when it comes to their representation in the work force the per cent age remains abysmally low despite the fact that they constitute nearly half of the country’s population.
The latest report by the Centre for Monitoring Economy has pointed that the female labour participation rate remains significantly lower than that of males.
During January-April 2022, male participation in labour force was 66 per cent while for the females it was just 9 per cent. In fact the participation of females has never breached 20 per cent for any age group.
The poor representation of women starts from the electoral system itself. Despite almost every political party regularly proclaiming that it is in favour of at least 33 per cent representation for women in distribution of tickets to contest elections, the resolve is forgotten when it comes to actual distribution of tickets.
Suddenly “winnability” becomes the most important factor despite the fact that the rate of women participating in voting has been going up.
As per the Election Commission of India data, women are just 10. 5 per cent of all Members of Parliament. The current Lok Sabha has just 82 female members representing half of our population. The average representation of women in State Assemblies is even less at 9 per cent on an average.
The data shows that the representation of women has actually fallen in the recent past instead of increasing steadily. The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) data shows that the representation of women in Parliament is even worse than Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal!
Surely this is a cause of serious concern as we are among the first countries to have a woman prime minister Indira Gandhi who was considered a strong prime minister.
Incidentally several counties including the United States have never had a female as the executive head.
Besides Indira Gandhi there have been many successful women political leaders like the first female Uttar Pradesh chief minister Sucheta Kripalani.
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