India revolutionized democracy when it introduced the 73rd and 74th amendment in 1994 calling for 1/3rd seat reservation for women in the Panchayat Raj.
Akshan deAlwis partners with youth groups in Burma and elsewhere to teach youth and civic participation. He has published on political conflicts and transitions in the Middle East and Asia. He is currently attending Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar.
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