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Explain the major reasons for under representation of women in Indian political system. Examine in the context of recent gender gap report.

Topic: Women, Social empowerment

1. Explain the major reasons for under representation of women in Indian political system. Examine in the context of recent gender gap report. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

The question is based on the fact of under representation of women in Indian political system.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the major reasons for under representation of women in Indian political system.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with highlights of the recent Gender gap report.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Give brief account of women participation in politics in India.

Give reasons for their underrepresentation and also highlight the socio-economic and cultural forces behind these factors.

Suggest remedial measures to address the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.