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Women in Politics

Voices from the Commonwealth

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A collection of profiles of thirty-three women in politics from eleven Commonwealth countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Dominica, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, South Africa and Uganda. The profiles illustrate the diversity of experience across the Commonwealth, and highlight the realities of life for many women. The stories these dedicated and courageous women relate sharpen the focus on existing and potential challenges and barriers which face women politicians.



Women in Politics: Voices from the Commonwealth shows that to a large extent the degree of women’s integration into political life depends on the system of values prevalent in a society, and on established political patterns. On another level, it is a study which uses these retold experiences to analyse the different strategies women could develop, refine and adopt to build successful political careers.

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India

India, the second most populous nation on earth and the world's largest parliamentary democracy, is a complex society that defies easy characterisation. It now has close to one billion people; its geographical variety embraces torrid plains and icy Himalayan heights; its history, reaching back deep into antiquity, has bequeathed a kaleidoscopic ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity.

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