This paper focuses on women’s role in local government in the Indian context.

The ideology of division of labor forces women to be confined to the private sphere of life & restricts women’s existence within domestic roles as wives & mothers. The male hegemony prevails in the decision-making processes both in private as well as public domains. Politics should be a democratic, participatory, accountable & transparent means to bring about a just, humane & equitable society.

India, “Women and Local Self Governance in an Indian Context”

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