AIDWA

Conference & Conventions

Anti-Dowry Convention At Gorakhpur

  2 November, 2003 Subhashini Ali AS part of the ongoing national campaign of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) against dowry and its expanding dimensions, the Gorakhpur district unit of the AIDWA organised an anti-dowry convention in the city on October 11. Gorakhpur is currently the hub of the Hindutva brigade's activities, led by the Hindu Mahasabha MP, Mahant Adityanath. For over a year, the Mahant and his Hindu Yuva Vahini hoodlums have been terrorising and attacking poor Muslims in the city and in the villages of the distri...

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Convention against Dowry in Tripura

  31 August, 2003 Rupa Ganguli THE Tripura state committee of All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) organised a state level convention on dowry system and atrocities against women at Rabindra Bhavan, Agartala, on August 7. The Bhavan was lost in the gathering of women when at first the ground floor, then the first floor and even the veranda got jampacked as the auditorium too small to accommodate the crowd. Tribal, Muslim and scheduled caste women came in huge numbers, despite the scorching heat of the sun. Why had they come? Sushila Deb...

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A Conference Dedicated To Renewal And Reaffirmation:

  28 November 2004 Subhashini Ali IN the afternoon of the November 17, adivasi women from the remote and inaccessible parts of Koraput district danced on the streets of Bhubaneshwar to the sounds of their traditional drums as they led a procession of thousands of women shouting slogans of "AIDWA zindabad". The procession ended in the inaugural rally of the 7th national conference of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) in Bhubaneshwar. The chief guest at the rally was Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, chief minister of West Bengal. In his...

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8th State Conference of Delhi AIDWA

  8 August, 2004   STRUGGLE unites women even when religious fundamentalists of all hues seek to divide them, and the ongoing commodification of women and commercialisation of social relations must be stopped forthwith. These were some of the ideas that have cropped up during the course of women’s struggles in Delhi to survive the onslaught of deteriorating living conditions, increase in crimes, growing consumerism, and the degrading, offensive and adverse media portrayal. Their resolve to unitedly fight to improve their condition came out...

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5TH State Conference of Assam:

  28 October, 2001   CONCLUDING at Guwahati on October 7, the three-day 5th Assam state conference of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) asked the women of the state to build up a strong movement against terrorism and imperialism, apart from strengthening the movement against atrocities on women. The conference also appealed to the women of the state to rally behind the democratic forces against the anti-people policies of the BJP-led government at the centre. Expressing concern over the BJP government's support to the US-l...

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Holds Fourth State Conference of Haryana AIDWA

  18 November, 2001   STEP Out Of Your House, Struggle To Survive! This was the call given by the fourth Haryana state conference of Janwadi Mahila Samiti, organised at Saroj Vishakha Bhavan in Bhiwani on October 21-22. The venue was named after Comrade Saroj who, along with her seven years old girl, was brutally killed by her husband, two years ago, as she had refused to give up her social goals, organisation and struggles. Inaugurating the conference, Brinda Karat, general secretary of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, pointe...

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14TH STATE CONFERENCE OF TRIPURA:

  17 October, 2004   THE 14th state conference of the Tripura unit of AIDWA ended on October 2 giving a clarion call to the women of the state to intensify struggle in the coming days to resist terrorism and secessionism, to eliminate dowry system, atrocities on women, for introduction of one-third reservation for women in the law-making bodies and for economic upliftment of the women of the state. The conference also resolved to integrate AIDWA with the movements of all sections of the society in strengthening democracy in the state. The...

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11TH STATE CONFERENCE Of Tamil Nadu AIDWA

  4 September 2005 U Vasuki Torches in memory of veteran leaders and martyrs were brought out from various places to the conference venue. One torch in the name of veteran leader and founder president of Tamilnadu AIDWA unit, K P Janakiamma was brought from Thuvariman where she ploughed the paddy field defying the local landlord’s orders. This was followed by that of Lakshmiammal, who played a singular role in the formation of Ponmalai Mahila Samithi which pioneered the growth of Tamilnadu...

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5th UP State Conference of AIDWA

  2 September, 2001 Subhashini Ali ON August 18, the streets of Najibabad, a small town in Bijnor district of UP, were full of amazed men and women who watched a huge procession, led by hundreds of women, shouting slogans demanding equal rights and freedom from oppression. Their amazement soon turned to enthusiasm and they greeted the procession with welcoming smiles and friendly gestures. The strong midday sun and unbearable humidity meant nothing to the women as they marched towards the venue where their organisation --- the All India Democratic...

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Delhi Convention on Rights of Muslim women

  2 September, 2001 Author Following the call given by the Ranchi CEC of the All India Democratic Women's Association, the Janwadi Mahila Samiti (Delhi Committee) held a convention on 'Issues before Muslim Women: Social, Economic and Legal', on 22 November 2005. Almost 250 women from different parts of Delhi participated in the convention. The first session was devoted to a discussion on the economic and social problems of Muslim women. This was followed by a session on legal issues, especially in the context of Muslim Personal Law. The objecti...

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DELHI State Conference of AIDWA Exudes Confidence For Future Struggles

  2 September, 2001 Author CELEBRATING over two decades of organised struggle for women's rights, nearly 250 delegates of the Janwadi Mahila Samiti (JMS), Delhi state unit of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) concluded its two-day conference on August 17, focussed on the lives of women in the national capital territory of Delhi. Recalling its rich history of struggle, built through the untiring efforts of the poor women of the capital, mostly slum dwellers, the delegates saluted the women who have emerged as fighters through...

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Convention on Issues of Muslim Women in Delhi

  27 November, 2005   At a convention held here on November 22 focusing on "Issues Before Muslim Women", several speakers drew attention to the discriminatory attitude of civic and political authorities in Delhi. Systematic neglect practiced in disbursement of funds and allocations for development of civic infrastructural facilities was reflected in the dismal state of sanitation, denial of basic education and other basic civic amenities in areas where the Muslim minorities are found in larger concentration. Living in the slums of Delhi, t...

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Convention in Support of Dalit Women's Rights Against Oppression & Untouchability - Organised by AIDWA

> Reality Of Dalit Women’s Lives > Political sphere > In the economy > Water & Civic Issues > In Urban areas > Literacy > Declaration > Call For Campaigns And Struggles This Women

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SIXTH CONFERENCE OF AIDWA

  2 December, 2001 M Venugopala Rao LEADERS of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) called upon the women of the country to fight against communalism, fundamentalism and globalisation. Addressing a massive public meeting held on the concluding day of the four-day sixth triennial conference of AIDWA on November 27 in Visakhapatnam, they exhorted the women to fight back violence of all kinds perpetrated in the name of politics, dowry, gender discrimination and economic policies. The meeting was presided over by the vice president of t...

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A BRIEF REPORT OF THE NINTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AIDWA

The 9th National Conference of AIDWA held at Lajpat Bhavan, Moti Jheel, Kanpur,UP, from Nov 9th to 12th 2010 was the first conference to be held in the Northern Hindi belt. 753 delegates from 22 states and 20 special invitees took part in the 4 day conference.  Amidst slogans pledging to carry forward the struggle for women’s equality and emancipation, legendary freedom fighter Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal, living symbol of women’s fight against imperialism and emancipation, unfurled the AIDWA flag. Floral tributes were paid to martyrs who have laid down their lives in the str...

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A Brief Report of the Ninth National Conference of AIDWA, 2010

          A BRIEF REPORT OF THE NINTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AIDWA     The 9th National Conference of AIDWA held at Lajpat Bhavan, Moti Jheel, Kanpur,UP, from Nov 9th to 12th 2010 was the first conference to be held in the Northern Hindi belt. 753 delegates from 22 states and 20 special invitees took part in the 4 day conference. Amidst slogans pledging to carry forward the struggle for women’s equality and emancipation, legendary freedom fighter Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal, living symbol of women’s fight against imperialism and emancipation...

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West Bengal AIDWA Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

  28 September, 2003 B Prasant SPEAKING at the diamond jubilee function of the West Bengal state unit of the All India Democratic Women’s Association AIDWA on September 14 at the CU Institute hall, Jyoti Basu, a senior all-India leader of the CPI(M), blamed the BJP for not allowing the women’s reservation bill get through the parliament. Basu declared that the BJP and its allies did never want reservation for women in any manner. Jyoti Basu was the chief guest at the function that was attended by a very large number of AIDWA leaders and workers, pa...

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AIDWA Tamil Nadu Convention On Women And Employment

  7 November, 2004 R Chandra ONE of the key issues in the elections to the Lok Sabha held in April-May 2004 was that of mass unemployment, which was greatly exacerbated by the savagely neoliberal policies of the NDA government from 1998 to 20004. In all the pre-poll surveys, this came across as the problem that the electorate was most concerned about. The people delivered a remarkable electoral verdict against neoliberal policies as well as against the politics of communalism. The UPA government that came into being as a result of the people's...

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Strengthen Womens' Unity Against Liberalisation And Communalism

    Mariam Dhawale "THE decisive defeat of the communal and anti-people BJP-led NDA central government in the Lok Sabha elections is the historic victory of a prolonged struggle. The masses of the country have rejected the elitist policies and the communal ideology of this regime. This victory is a culmination of the various nationwide struggles of the workers, peasants, agricultural labourers, women, youth and students in the last six years. The masses in Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and to some extent in Maharashtra t...

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'Overcome Fear, Unite & Fight'

  17 October, 2004   IN a convention organised by the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), Delhi state committee to commemorate the twenty-first death anniversary of its first president Ahokalata Jain, more than 200 young girls and young women met and spoke about the discriminations faced by them, the unequal treatment meted out to them both within the home and outside, the need for adequate provision for their education, the increasing incidence of 'eve-teasing' and sexual assault and rape, the criticism that they face for speaki...

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