Afshan Iqbal
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The times have changed and it’s not just a man’s world anymore. Women are making an impact in every field and they are leading in every way. There is no place where we find women any less than men. Even though the world is moving towards change, still some people are finding it hard to accept that women are equal to men. Women were always supposed to work at home and the fact that women are working outside homes is still not digested by society. From suffragettes to modern-day feminists, women and men have fought long and hard for women’s right to vote and hold office. While women are excelling everywhere, there’s a lack of representation of women in Parliament. Why? When we talk about women’s political participation, it is easy for us to imagine the empty seats around the decision-making table, and a little more difficult to picture the many obstacles and challenges women face to get into those seats. Women are putting themselves forward for elections more and more, yet their numbers are still far behind those of men. Even though it is widely accepted that development in societies cannot be achieved without women, still they continue to be sidelined in decision-making. The stigma against women in politics is still alive and isn’t gone. They continue to face barriers in the field of politics. The Women’s Reservation Bill was initially introduced in the parliament on September 12, 1996. The bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by the United Front government of HD Deve Gowda. It is still pending to be passed in Lok Sabha but I don’t believe in reservations because it’s a way of declaring women as a weaker gender. The fact is women weren’t given equal chances at Parliament but things are changing for good now. Women are getting good chances of decision making in Parliament still we need the equal representation of women in Parliament.