AIDWA

33% Reservation in Parliament

NOTICE TO UPA GOVERNMENT ON WOMENS RESERVATION BILL

31st July 2006 Ten national women’s organizations have issued notice to the UPA Government that they will not brook any further delay in passage of the 33% Women’s Reservation Bill. They demanded that there should no more postponement in the guise of “consensus.” There has been a positive change in the stance of some of the alliance partners. This should be made into an opportunity, and the original Bill should be introduced in Parliament immediately for an open discussion. After members move their amendments, the Bill should be put to vote. The Congress should...

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JOINT MEMORANDUM TO PM ON WOMENS RESERVATION BILL

3rd August 2006 To: The Hon. Prime Minister Government of India New Delhi 110 001 Dear Shri Manmohan Singhji Women from different parts of the country have assembled here at Delhi and are sitting on a dharna at Parliament Street to demand the immediate passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill. They include Ministers, MLAs, Presidents of Zilla Parishads/District Panchayats, Sarpanches and Grampanchayat members, eminent intellectuals, economists, social scientists, historians, teachers, professionals such as lawyers, doctors, journalists, artistes, etc, all of whom have gathe...

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JOINT MEMORANDUM FOR 33% RESERVATION FOR WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT AND STATE ASSEMBLIES

JOINT MEMORANDUM FOR 33% RESERVATION FOR WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT AND STATE ASSEMBLIES 30th November 2006 A Joint delegation of women’s prganizations led by Rajya Sabha M.P. Brinda Karat met Railway Minister Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav today to press for the placement of the Women’s Reservation Bill during the ongoing session of parliament.  Though the Minister gave a patient hearing, he failed to give any concrete assurance about the introduction or the passage of the Bill.  The delegation included the following representatives: Brinda Karat/Pramila Pandhe (AIDWA) Mary...

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JOINT MEMO TO PM ON RESERVATION BILL

19 May 2006 A delegation of representatives from women’s organizations met the Prime Minister today to demand that the Women’s Reservation Bill should be enacted immediately. A memorandum was submitted to him in this regard. The PM assured the delegation that he would do his best to move the legislation forward in the next session of Parliament, and would convene a meeting of the coalition partners to discuss the matter. Women’s organizations have called for a widespread movement across the country, culminating in Delhi during the next session of Parliament to ensure...

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AIDWA WELCOMES CABINET DECISION TO INCREASE RESERVATION FOR WOMEN IN LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT

27 August 2009 AIDWA welcomes the Cabinet decision to increase reservation for women in panchayats and urban local bodies to fifty percent. This will facilitate women’s increased participation in decision-making. However, to further strengthen the democratic process and enhance women’s involvement in the highest decision making bodies, this measure has to be followed up with passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill, which has been pending before Parliament. We may put on record that a promise to this effect was made in the Presidential Address to the Joint session of...

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AIDWA WELCOMES CABINET DECISION TO INCREASE RESERVATION FOR WOMEN IN LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT

27 August 2009 AIDWA welcomes the Cabinet decision to increase reservation for women in panchayats and urban local bodies to fifty percent. This will facilitate women’s increased participation in decision-making. However, to further strengthen the democratic process and enhance women’s involvement in the highest decision making bodies, this measure has to be followed up with passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill, which has been pending before Parliament. We may put on record that a promise to this effect was made in the Presidential Address to the Joint session of...

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ON INTRODUCTION OF WOMENS RESERVATION BILL IN PARLIAMENT

23rd November 2006 Women’s organizations welcome the decision of the UPA-Left Coordination Committee to introduce the Women’s Reservation Bill in the current session of Parliament, as evidenced from the statement of the Prime Minister in this regard. Yesterday, the women’s delegation that met the Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Somnath Chatterjee to urge him to expedite the Bill also received an encouraging response. He congratulated the women’s organizations for carrying on such a sustained struggle, and promised to do everything within his authority for the smooth pas...

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