Activists in India are joining a renewed push to bring more women into government by bringing a 16-year-old bid into the social media age. Organisers of "Time for #33Percent" are calling for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, which has been pending since 1996.
The bill would set aside a third of positions in Parliament and state assemblies for women. A similar quota proposal passed in 2012 that provided reservations for women in local village councils. The group has announced a press conference on November 8 to campaign for the bill.