Laila Dastur

This Seat Is Taken | Laila Dastur Haksar

In India’s continued efforts to bring equality to women in politics, Sumitra Mahajaner, the Speaker of India’s Lok Sabha, announced that the government is working towards reserving one third of Parliamentary and Legislative Assembly seats for women. Mahajaner is in Geneva speaking on ‘Achieving Gender Equality, Ending Violence Against Women‘...
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A Woman For A Woman – Makes India Inc More Equal? Laila Dastur Haksar

When analysing the Indian workforce, it is hard to ignore the glaring disparity of participation between men and women. In comparison with its BRICS counterparts  (a grouping of comparable emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) India has the lowest female workforce participation rate, with only 29%...
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