Indian women gather to celebrate the victory of US vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Despite India first electing a female prime minister in 1966, women find it difficult to advance in the world of politics. Photo: Reuters Indian women gather to celebrate the victory of US vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Despite India first electing a female prime minister in 1966, women find it difficult to advance in the world of politics. Photo: Reuters
Indian women gather to celebrate the victory of US vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Despite India first electing a female prime minister in 1966, women find it difficult to advance in the world of politics. Photo: Reuters
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US election 2020: In India, Kamala Harris’ win sparks joy, puts spotlight on struggle for gender equality in politics

  • Female Indian politicians have welcomed the rise of the first woman US vice-president, as they struggle to make their mark in the male-dominated arena
  • The ruling BJP’s ideological fountainhead, the RSS, does not allow female members, and under PM Narendra Modi, crimes against women have soared

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Indian women gather to celebrate the victory of US vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Despite India first electing a female prime minister in 1966, women find it difficult to advance in the world of politics. Photo: Reuters Indian women gather to celebrate the victory of US vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Despite India first electing a female prime minister in 1966, women find it difficult to advance in the world of politics. Photo: Reuters
Indian women gather to celebrate the victory of US vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Despite India first electing a female prime minister in 1966, women find it difficult to advance in the world of politics. Photo: Reuters
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