Gender and Media Watch for Elections 2018: an NWMI blog

As elections approach in five states (Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telengana), NWMI's Gender, Media and Election Watch blog looks at how political parties, the media, candidates and the public in these states are responding (or not) to the need for gender equality and balance in politics. Where and who are the female candidates?  How are female voters seen and addressed?  How far do the media use a gender lens while covering elections?  How much and what kind of coverage do female candidates receive?  How far are female voters' perceptions and opinions taken into account in media reports?