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Women and Politics

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Women's participation in politics goes far beyond their numbers in elected bodies. In all major political movements of this century, in all movements of social change, women have played an extremely important role. But despite participation and mobilization of women in politics in this broad sense of the term, we have not seen a commensurate increase in the number of women in different levels of decision making. Indeed, the higher you go the fewer women you see. The question of women's representation in elected bodies and in other decision making committees, needs to be seen in the light of this blatant imbalance due to gender discrimination.