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Matrilineal but still patriarchal: Meghalaya women want control in politics

Shillong: Children get their mother’s last name, husbands move into their wives’ homes and youngest daughters inherit family property. But with only four women legislators in a house of 60, the empowerment promised by Meghalaya’s matrilineal society is only half done. It’s empowering but only up to a point, say women across the societal and […]