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Women leaders at Democracy Day celebrations

Women leaders of all ages at the Democracy Day celebrations in 2011. The celebration was organized by UN Women and the Institute of Social Studies to recognize the work of elected women representatives around India. The Constitution of India mandates the reservation of 1/3 seats for women in local bodies. Many states now also have 50 percent reservation for women.


(Photo: UN Women/Gangajit Singh Chandok)

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Taken on April 26, 2011