Has Modi’s Government Really Improved Women’s Lives?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made campaign promises to empower women, but has he delivered? Green programs, which direct women away from using firewood or coal and address India’s poor toilet hygiene, have helped women and girls, who bear the brunt of resulting illnesses. On the other hand, Modi hasn’t increased women’s participation in politics or effectively protected women’s rights regarding chronic malnourishment and sexual assault. Women’s second-class status has not changed, and the Indian patriarchy is alive and well. 

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