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

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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