Women's Role in Politics - Quantity and Quality

Kamal, Sultana

In: Beyond the Ballot Box: Report from the Deepening and Sustaining Democracy in Asia. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2010, pp. 209-228 . ISBN 978-99936-14-61-6

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Abstract

That women will play a critical role in politics, in fact is no longer a matter of discussion. Struggles and movements for women's rights over many decades have marked women's political empowerment as a high priority. These took place mainly because it became evident that unless women have the right and power to contribute in policy making and to legislate for themselves, they will have to wait and depend on others to do it for them. The authos analyses the role of women in the South Asian countries with a focus of representation in the national parliaments.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 4 January 2013
ISBN: 978-99936-14-61-6
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Südasien, Politik, Frau
Uncontrolled Keywords: Frauen , Politikerin , Parlament, South Asia , Politics , Woman , Parliament
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: South Asia