By Ashraf Engineer
December 9, 2020
In India, and across South Asia, the representation of women in positions of power is appallingly low. In a 2017 study, India ranked 149th in a list of 193 countries in terms of women’s representation in the lower House of Parliament. It trailed countries like Rwanda, Burundi, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In this conversation with All Indians Matter, Naima Ahmed, a Lahore-based legal expert with several years of experience with law and policy institutions across South Asia, says a seat at the table must be accompanied by a real say in decision-making and a change in societal mindsets. Without that, nothing will change on the ground.