Women have the right to vote in the vast majority of countries, but de facto issues across the globe—like lack of access to childcare or safe transportation, or the sense that their vote doesn't matter—still stand in their way.
Security experts still widely agree that online voting can’t be adequately secured or transparently audited. Yet the siren song of 'easier voting' appears irresistible.
In the 'Crime Capital' of India, these "Nari Shakti" polling stations bridged a deep gender gap with an all-female staff and cops, teddy bears and roses.
“Bottles are stacked up in big cartons, placed in vans, and then sent to areas frequented by drunkards.”
We tag along with an 80-member family to know why a collective show of support for their politician of choice is important.
Managing to raise Rs 7 million to fund student activist Kanhaiya Kumar’s campaign, Our Democracy is quietly shaking up the world of political fundraising.
As the All India Network of Sex Workers presents its manifesto this election season, those on the ground reveal how it’s about time the system changed.
The first Indian ever to win an election in Japan decided to take up the cause after serving curry to locals affected in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters.
“Maybe the worry is that one day, we’ll be as popular and powerful as Obama if we are given our rights to a piece of land.”
Reeling from the consequences of rampant alcoholism among men in rural areas, many women in the south Indian state of Karnataka are protesting using their vote.
"I earn my livelihood through begging and sex work. Who will give me an income certificate?"
“I keep fearing something like the holocaust can happen here.”