The Union cabinet has approved the Women’s Reservation Bill 2008 to provide reservations for women in Parliament and state assemblies. Attempts to create a quota for women have been ongoing since the mid-1990s.Since then, the Women's Reservation Bill has witnessed a long journey in the Parliament. Now, as this bill is passed, India stands facing chances of foreseeable changes in its political landscape. But what challenges have the women been facing in political representation in India over the years? How can the Women's Reservation Bill impact the participation of women in Indian politics? What is the debate over delay, delimitation and intersectionality?
In this episode, host Sneha Richhariya speaks to Kanksshi Agarwal, the Founder of NETRI Foundation- which is an aggregator for women in the political ecosystem. NETRI is building opportunities and resources for people aspiring to join politics in India.