India’s ‘Womanifesto:’ how central are women’s rights to this year’s elections?

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A recent poll found that most Indians see combating violence against women as a political priority. However, dissatisfied with the government’s efforts around women’s rights, civil society groups have drafted a plan to improve the conditions for India’s women and girls. Priya Nanda, Group Director, Reproductive Health and Economic Development at ICRW’s Asia Regional Office, spoke to CNN on the need to work with the government to change norms in order to bring about lasting change.