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AIDWA Against Dilution Of EGA

  10 December, 2002   HUNDREDS of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) activists were arrested by the Delhi police while they were staging a protest demo against the dilution of the proposed Employment Guarantee Act in New Delhi on December 10. They were demanding that the proposed Act must ensure 100 days employment on a universal basis to all adult Indians. Among those who were arrested at the parliament street demonstration included Brinda Karat, Pramila Pandhe and Ashalata, all senior office bearers of the organisation....

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Efforts To Rebuild Confidence in Gujrat

  15 December, 2002 Kalindi Deshpande THE Sangh Parivar's motive to put into practice its ideology of 'Hindu Rashtra' became clear right from the time it became a ruling power with a two thirds majority in Gujarat, through its constant efforts at creating communal tension in the state time and again. But this was precisely the reason for the apprehensions that gripped the All India Democratic Women's association (AIDWA) regarding the danger the Parivar would cause to the dignity and life of women, particularly of those from the minority communi...

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ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION AGAINST FRADULENT BPL TARGETING THAT EXCLUDES THE POOR

New Delhi, 4th March 2008 RESOLUTION This National Convention representing women from several states across the country in one voice questions the methodology of poverty assessment and the related policy of identification of families below the poverty line (BPL) of the Government of India. The policy of targeting adopted by the government excludes large masses of the poor and needy from the benefits of subsidised food grains, public health and education services, pension schemes, housing and a vast number of government programmes. This is adversely affecting women - headed families,...

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4th March 2008 - CHALO PLANNING COMMISSION!

UNIVERSALISE THE PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM! PUBLIC HEALTH, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ALL WE SAY …NO TO TARGETING! “garibon ko mitane wali garibi rekha hatao”! Consider the following: IN OUR COUNTRY… 79% unorganised workers, 88% Dalits and Adivasis, 80% OBCs and 84% Muslims survive on Rs 20 per day The consumption of foodgrains per person has declined from 476grams per day to 418 grams per day. In other words, on an average people are eating 21 kgs less than before. Every second child under 3 years of age is underweight...

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NATIONAL CONVENTION AGAINST FRADULENT BPL TARGETING THAT EXCLUDES THE POOR

ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION AGAINST FRADULENT BPL TARGETING THAT EXCLUDES THE POOR New Delhi, 4th March 2008   RESOLUTION   This National Convention representing women from several states across the country in one voice questions the methodology of poverty assessment and the related policy of identification of families below the poverty line (BPL) of the Government of India. The policy of targeting adopted by the government excludes large masses of the poor and needy from the benefits of subsidised food grains, public health and education serv...

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