Do Indian factories discriminate against women? We ask Shobha Oza


As President of the All India Mahila Congress, Shobha Oza has been a driving force behind the Congress party’s opposition to a proposed scrapping of the ban on night shifts for women in factories. This week on Power Women With Anna MM Vetticad, Oza — who is also a national spokesperson for the Congress — defends that controversial stance and elaborates on her concerns about the vulnerability of women factory workers. She also accepts criticism of her party’s late arrival on the social media, discusses gender sensitisation in schools and the long-term impact of reservations for women in panchayats.


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