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Maharashtra AIDWA Condemns Decision of the Maharashtra Government

Maharashtra AIDWA Condemns Decision of the Maharashtra Government to ban dance performances in liquor bars without providing alternative employment     19 April, 2005       The decision of the Maharashtra Government to ban dance performances in liquor bars has been taken without any serious thought regarding alternative means of livelihood for...

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International Women's day 2004

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2004 IN DELHI     14 March, 2004       THOUSANDS of AIDWA members all over the country celebrated March 8, International Women’s Day jointly with many other women’s organi-sations. Big processions and rallies were organised in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and many other states. The false propaganda of BJP about...

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HRD Minister gives assurance on Domestic Violence Bill

HRD Minister gives assurance on Domestic Violence Bill     25 July, 2004       THE union human resources development minister, Arjun Singh, assured a delegation of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) and women MPs who met him on July 13, 2004 that the legislation against domestic violence will be placed before Parliament in the current session it...

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Dharna Against Growing Violence against Women in Delhi

Dharna Against Growing Violence against Women in Delhi     8 September, 2002       ANGERED by the recent spate of rape cases in the capital city of Delhi, several activists of the Janawadi Mahila Samiti (AIDWA, Delhi), NFIW and YWCA staged a protest demonstration in front of the police headquarters on August 27 and gave a memorandum to the Commissioner of Police....

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AIDWA Welcomes SC Directive On Sex Determination Tests

AIDWA Welcomes SC Directive On Sex Determination Tests     10 February, 2002       THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has welcomed the Supreme Court directive to the state governments to seize the ultrasound machines in unregistered clinics, in an attempt to prevent the sex-determination tests. This will have a positive, even if limited, impact....

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Women Rally In Favour Of Seven Point Demand

Women Rally In Favour Of Seven Point Demands in Tripura     5 September, 2004 Rupa Ganguly     RESPONDING to the call of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), women in the entire state of Tripura observed August 24 as National Demands Day. They campaigned in favour of the seven-point demands.   From Dharmanagar...

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Women Demand the right to live a life free from Hunger

WOMEN DEMAND THE RIGHT TO LIVE A LIFE FREE FROM HUNGER     10 December, 2002       On Human Rights Day today, thousands of women in at least 250 centres all over India demonstrated for the basic human right for a life free from hunger. Organised by the All India Democratic Women's Association the protests included gheraos and picketing of FCI godown...

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Women Demand Quota In Parliament

Women Demand Quota In Parliament     22 June, 2003       16, Delhi Police arrested a number of women in different places near Parliament House as they attempted the meet the Lok Sabha speaker and present him a memorandum regarding the passage of the bill for reservation of seats for women in parliament and state assemblies. The protest coincided with the all-part...

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Solidarity Action in Support of Iraq

Solidarity Action in Support of Iraq     Date 13 October, 2002     WOMEN organised by the All India Democratic Women’s Association joined hands with those belonging to the India unit of Iraqi Women’s Federation in a demonstration at the UN office in New Delhi on September 30. Holding aloft banners and posters condemning the US-UK aggression on Iraq, the demonstr...

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Shock Over Mumbai Suburban Train Rape

Shock Over Mumbai Suburban Train Rape     8 September, 2002       THE All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) expressed its shock and horror at the rape of a disabled minor girl on a Mumbai suburban train in full view of the five other passengers. It said that the dreadful incident is symbolic of the degeneration of social values where even such a horri...

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Resolution on Model Nikahnama

RESOLUTION ON AIMPLB MODEL NIKAHNAMA PASSED BY JOINT CONVENTION OF WOMEN'S ORGANISATIONS     31 May, 2005       This convention, organized by the AIWC, AIDWA, CWDS, JWP, Muslim Women's Forum, NFIW and YWCA to discuss the "Model" nikahnama of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, while welcoming the fact that for the first time the B...

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Outcry Against Atrocities On Women In Delhi

Outcry Against Atrocities On Women In Delhi     26 October, 2003       SEVERAL women’s organisations held a protest demonstration at the police headquarters in Delhi on October 17 against the growing atrocities on women in the capital and the complete failure of the law and order machinery in preventing the present large scale sense of insecurity among women and...

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AIDWA Demands Compliance With SC Orders on Proper Implementation of ICDS

  AIDWA DEMANDS COMPLIANCE WITH SUPREME COURT ORDERS ON PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF ICDS   15 December 2006   The AIDWA warmly welcomes the orders of the Supreme Court directing the Govt. to ensure comprehensive implementation of the ICDS scheme across the country, including the clear directive that the number of anganwadi centres has to be raised from 6 lakh to 14 lakh by 2008. It is noteworthy that strictures have been passed against 13 states that have lagged behind in achieving minimum targets.   For some years past, AIDWA has been demanding that the ICDS scheme sho...

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Opposition To Entry Of Welmart Into Retail Trade

OPPOSITION TO ENTRY OF WALMART INTO RETAIL TRADE   28 November 2006   The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) expresses its opposition to the joint venture between Bharati Enterprises and Walmart in the retail trade which is nothing but a backdoor entry of the mega-multinational into the retail trade. At a time when employment opportunities in our country are dwindling drastically, the retail trade which gives employment to about 6 crore people, most of them belonging to the lower middle class and poorer sections, this is a dangerous development. AIDWA is espe...

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On Attack on Brinda Karat

ON ATTACK ON BRINDA KARAT   30th August 2006   The AIDWA condemns the planned attack on its Vice President, Ms. Brinda Karat by goons from Bajrang Dal at the public meeting in Raipur on August 28th 2006. It is shocking that while the anti socials were assaulting volunteers, burning flags, and breaking window panes, the police remained mere onlookers to the violence being perpetrated in front of their eyes. It is a matter of concern that the miscreants have not yet been arrested, raising doubts about the role of the police.   AIDWA demands that the Chattisgarh State Governm...

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On Kashmir Sex-Racket

ON KASHMIR SEX-RACKET   10th May 2006   The AIDWA strongly condemns the inhuman sex racket in Srinagar that was recently exposed. It has become a commonplace now that such rackets are run in connivance with the administration and political rulers and, therefore, the real culprits get off scot-free. The Chief Minister has ordered a CBI enquiry but this should not become an excuse to delay justice. Those who are known to be involved must be meted out with exemplary and harsh punishment.   The protests by citizens and large numbers of women who came out in the streets deman...

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Women's Organisations Celebrate International Women's Day

Women's Organisations Celebrate International Women's Day in Delhi     7 March, 2005       Speaking on the occasion Brinda Karat, Vice-President, AIDWA expressed solidarity with women in Palestine and Iraq who are facing the onslaught of US occupation and its imperialist agenda. She also criticised successive Governments including...

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