The Importance of Being a Female Leader in India

Maternal malnutrition, child marriage, illiteracy and female unemployment are concentrated in specific countries, one of which is India. Once an aspiring female leader in India overcomes these obstacles and runs for office, she will most likely face harassment and slanderous attacks, making it nearly impossible to continue. JustActions, an organization advocating for an end to global poverty by investing in women and exposing the root causes of women’s underrepresentation in politics. The Borgen Project spoke with Leith Greenslade, CEO of JustActions, to learn why women’s involvement in political processes leads to economic growth and development. 

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