Dr. Swati Parashar

Dr Swati Parashar is a lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Monash University in Melbourne. Her research, publications and teaching focus on terrorism and security studies; feminist international relations; and women, gender and political violence in South Asia.


Dr Swati Parashar reviews the recent Indian elections and gives her thoughts on how issues of gender equality were handled.

The violent masculinity and lack of civility in this campaign have shattered any illusions of a changing public discourse about women's rights in India, says  Swati Parashar.


Despite the street protests over attacks on women in India in recent years, issues of violence, gender and women's representation have been largely lost in the election campaign, argues Swati Parashar.