WINGS #03-11 Women in India's Panchayats
women hold 50% of local government seats
Uploaded: 15 May, 2011
Recording Date: 14 May, 2011
Recording Location: Karnataka state, India, including Bangalore; Vancouver BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #03-11 Women in India's Panchayats
Description: A 2010 constitutional amendment reserves half India's local government seats for women - about 1.4 million women! Indu Ramesh visits the countryside in Karnataka state and finds them organizing themselves and becoming quite well prepared.
Host(s): Indu Ramesh
Featured Speakers/Guests: Elected women representatives of Panchayats in several villages: Nagamma, Rukmini, Sarojamma, Gayatri, Saubhagya, and Renukamma; Padmini, director Sugrama, the federation of elected women representatives in Karnataka state; Sriparna, a spokeswoman for The Hunger Project, which runs trainings for elected women representatives in nine Indian states.
Credits: Produced by Indu Ramesh; WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden.
NewsType: Weekly Program
Regional > South Asia
Politics > Feminism
Politics > Elections
Society and Culture > Women
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