Political Awareness among Madheshi Women of Parsa District: A Case Study
Keywords:Political Awareness, Exclusion/Inclusion, Representation, Discrimination, Madhesh, Madheshi women
Since half of the population of Nepal consists of women, it is natural that they should claim their rightful place in the society. Women’s political empowerment is a key component of democracy. Women’s relative status, however, varies from one ethnic group to another. Madheshi women are known to be more socially, politically, and economically oppressed than their Nepali sisters of other ethnic backgrounds.
Ensuring participation at the grassroots level alone is not adequate for empowerment of women. Madheshi women have participated widely in political movements but after that theyare relegated again to the domestic arena and drowned women’s voices. So attaining positive role in national building, there should be identity, social inclusion, capacity enhancement which is the important prerequisites for a vibrant democracy and overall development of the country. This paper discussed on the situation of political awareness among Madheshi women of Parsa district. The primary data has used by the author in this research article.
Academic Voices, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013, Pages 68-75
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