India Matters: Mr and Mrs Sarpanch

PUBLISHED ON: June 29, 2012 | Duration: 19 min, 23 sec

   
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Nearly 20 years after reservation was introduced to empower women in grassroot politics, too little has changed, especially among Dalit communities, who in addition to gender discrimination and proxy representation also have to deal with a deep rooted caste bias. It's a situation which government officials usually ignore while monitoring the functioning of local self-rule bodies. Across the country it's the same story
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