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On 25 years of AIDWA

ON CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF AIDWA 12 March 2006   ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION 121. VITHAL BHAI PATEL HOUSE, RAFI MARG, NEW DELHI - 110 001 PHONE No. 23710476, 23319566   The 25th anniversary of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), which is today the largest women's organisation in the country with a membership in 22 States of more than 90 lakhs, was celebrated today...

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On SC's stand for Divorce

PRESS RELEASE - On SC Judgment Regarding Grounds For Divorce 22 March, 2006       ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION 121. VITHAL BHAI PATEL HOUSE, RAFI MARG, NEW DELHI - 110 001 PHONE No. 23710476, 23319566   The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) expresses its concern over the Supreme Court Judgment in which a direction has been giv...

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On Jessica Lall Case

PRESS RELEASE - On Verdict In Jessica Lall Case 24 February, 2006       A delegation representing the National Women's organizations met the Commissioner of Police, Shri. K. K. Paul, to express their concern over the shoddy police investigation leading to the acquittal of all the accused in the Jessica Lall murder case. The detailed memorandum with demands is given...

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DEEP CONCERN REGARDING FURTHER DECLINE IN CHILD SEX RATIOS IN 2011 CENSUS

1 April 2011 The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) expresses its deep concern about the fact that the child sex ratio has dropped from 927 to 914 girls per thousand boys. The 2011 Census figures confirm the worst apprehensions of those working to uphold women’s rights. The statistics once again raise serious questions about the direction of development which leads to “growth” without social justice. The continuing devaluation of women in the economic and social sphere, the lack of property rights, and the increasing scourge of dowry are visibly an...

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MALEGAM COMMITTEE REPORT ON MFIs DISAPPOINTING

AIDWA notes with disappointment that the recommendations of the Malegam Committee with respect to the functioning of Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) and their lending practices have failed to respond adequately to the problems that are being faced by the large numbers of vulnerable borrowers, many of whom constitute of poor women organized into Self Help Groups.   While the Committee has examined many of the current developments in some detail, and has given a comprehensive overview of the situation prevailing in the country, its policy prescriptions are limited, and faulty. It...

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CEC RESOLUTION ON THE UNION BUDGET 2011-12

3 March 2011 The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) notes that the Union Budget 2011-12 reflects the continuing trajectory of the UPA-II Government on the neo-liberal economic path, without heed to the adverse impact it is having on the ordinary people. The fact that the Sensex rose more than 600 points after the Budget was presented by the Finance Minister indicates how well it has been received by the rich and business class, who have gained more than 1 lakh crores in the form of revenue foregone by the government in 2010-11. Given the fact that the whole countr...

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AIDWA ORGANISES TWO DAY HUNGER STRIKE OF WOMEN AGAINST INFLATION AND FOR COMPREHENSIVE FOOD SECURITY

4th February 2011 DEMANDS: Universalize and strengthen the Public Distribution System.  Scrap the system of fraudulent APL/BPL targeting Take stringent action against hoarders and blackmarketeers Keep petrol, diesel, and kerosene prices under government control. Ban speculation and forward trading of food items and essential commodities Introduce measures to increase food production, provide minimum support prices to farmers and enhance support for the agricultural sector Enact a comprehensive, pro people National Food Security Act Addressing...

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On HPV Vaccine

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Rajya Sabha member Brinda Karat has questioned the role of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in the controversial Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine post-licensure observational study and pointed out that some officials of the institute acted as “partisans of non-governmental organisation PATH and the interests of the manufacturing companies instead of as representatives of an institution mandated to maintain as well as ensure the implementation of the highest level of ethical standards in research studies.” In a letter to Union Hea...

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On Narmada Issue

PRESS RELEASE - AIDWA Demands Immediate Release of the Ministerial Report on Rehabilitation Measures in Narmada Valley 13 April, 2006   ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION 121, VITHAL BHAI PATEL HOUSE, RAFI MARG, NEW DELHI - 110 001 Phone: 23710476, 233119566   The AIDWA demands that the Report of the Ministerial team, led by the Union Water Resources Minister Shri Saifuddin Soz to the N...

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