Ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8th), we speak to a couple of outspoken voices on social media, Monica Verma (Researcher, Political Economy) and Pratyasha Rath (Researcher, Behavioural Science) about the challenges that women face and potential social and political solutions to alleviate their experience. Monica and Pratyasha begin by discussing women’s participation in politics, why there is a lack of adequate representation, what can be done to increase the same, and also how women’s votes can impact can cause a significant impact.
We then move on to discussing the various women-centric welfare programs launched by the government in recent times such as the Swachch Bharat Mission, Ujjwala Yojana, Saubhagya, PM Awas Yojana, Kudumbashree, and others. Along the way they discuss how these programs could be better designed to cause the maximum impact on the ground. We end the podcast with Monica and Pratyasha talking about their vision for women’s welfare in India over the next ten years as India aims to become a superpower in the World.
This is a rich, insightful discussion that covers various perspectives, both, social and political and addresses key issues for the development of women in our country. This podcast is available on YouTube, Apple, Google, Spotify, Breaker, Stitcher, and other popular platforms. If you like this episode, then please rate, subscribe and share! For more information, do check out www.bharatvaarta.in.