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Bar parties without enough women on tickets from Indian election, activists say

Activists have criticised political parties for failing to adequately address the concerns of women, despite making pledges in successive national elections By Annie Banerji NEW DELHI, March 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Political parties with too few women on their tickets should be barred from participation in India’s upcoming national elections, women’s rights groups said as they launched their "Womanifesto" on Wednesday. The 11-point plan – drafted after talks with hundreds of thousands of women, charities and gender experts – calls for action to be taken to improve safety, education, healthcare, jobs and women’s representation in politics. "The Election […]

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