Nature of women political participation in India and European union
This paper examines the nature of the Women political participation in India and European Union using various indicators like Democracy, Women political participation, and equality. Globally women’s political participation is behind the men. The beginning of the twentieth century observed transformations in nearly every phase of the daily activities of women, from the household to the public spheres. The emergence of the women’s associations to protests for equal freedom and rights, and to increase of female specialists changes the old patriarchal societal across the world. The status of the Women’s India has seen many ups and downs since the ancient times. The women are neglected at family, community and societal levels and living as an oppressed class. In the post independent India the status of women regained its strength and participating in almost all types of economic activities, voting better governance and also in active politics. In European Union, Gender equality since the inclusion of Article 119 on equal pay in the Treaty of Rome 1957 has been as issue in the EU but has since widened to the recognition of equality between women and men as a fundamental principle of democracy for the whole European Union. In European Union gender equality is present both in gender specific policies, such as women’s participation in the labour market, sexual harassment and reconciliation of work and family, as well as informing the basic principles and functioning of the EU institutions.