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Appoint women to 50% of the posts in the Council of Ministers

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Democracy without equality is flawed. Equal representation for all groups is essential and gender parity in your Council of Ministers is an easy first step. This means:

  1. Women should make up 50 percent of the members of your Council of Ministers, at every rank.
    This means, if you end up with 30 ministers in all (Cabinet, Deputy and MOS), we want to see 50% women in each rank. 

  2. Women should be allocated portfolios with no gender stereotyping.
    This means, we want to see women in charge of ministries like Defence, External Affairs, Internal Security and Finance, as well. 

Exclude outright those charge-sheeted with sexual and gender-based violence. 
A related sign of your commitment to gender justice would be to explicitly exclude anyone charged with speaking or behaving in a manner that hurts women and other gender and sexual minorities. 

"Experience" and "competence" are excuses that apply only to the appointment of women. Be as decisive as Indian voters have been, in dismissing those excuses and identifying women to appoint. 

Demonstrate to us that you are committed to equality by appointing a Council of Ministers where there is equal gender representation.



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