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Haryana Convention against attacks on constitutional rights by Caste Panchayats

  28 November, 2004   SWAMI Agnivesh warned that infringement of constitutional rights by self-styled gotras, castes and religious panchayats passing fatwas against women, dalits, minorities must stop or else these attacks against the weaker sections will be taken up at the United Nations Committee Against Slavery (of which he is the chairperson) as well as on the national and international fora. He was among a battery of distinguished intellectuals, social workers, women and dalit leaders who expressed their determination to fight against...

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Founding Conference of Uttarakhand AIDWA

  8 July 2001 Subhashini Ali A NEW state committee of AIDWA for the newly formed state of Uttarakhand was elected at the founding conference held on June 16, in Dehra Dun. 84 delegates from 6 districts of the state - Dehra Dun, Almora, Tehri, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Hardwar, attended the conference. After the flag-hoisting and offering of homage to martyrs, the conference was inaugurated by Subhashini Ali, working president of AIDWA, UP state committee. After the inauguration, Indu Naudiyal placed a short report of work done in the districts over...

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DEMONSTRATION ON PASSAGE OF WOMENS RESERVATION BILL

 5 May 2008 Demanding the tabling and passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill, members of National Women’s Organisations stormed the main gate of Parliament holding aloft banners proclaiming “Pass the 33% Reservation Bill” and shouting slogans.  The women belonging to the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), JWP, YWCA, Guild of Service, NFIW, CWDS took the security forces completely by surprise and were able to reach the main gate of Parliament where they held a demonstration.  They were joined by CPI (M) women MPs, Sujata and Sathidevi.   The demonstrators welcomed the Prime Mini...

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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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Memorandum on Double-Member Seats Proposal

MEMORANDUM ON DOUBLE-MEMBER SEATS PROPOSAL     31 August, 2003       IN a letter written to the prime minister on August 20, 11 organisations of women have opposed the alternative proposal of double-member constituencies in place of the reservation bill for women. This proposal, they charged, is "insulting to women" and amounts to "rank discriminati...

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Memo toPm on Women Reservation

Memorandum From Women's Organisations to the Prime Minister on Reservtion for Women In Parliament & Legislatures     20 August, 2003       To The Prime Minister, Government of India   Dear Pradhan Mantri ji,   We write to you in connection with the alternative proposal of double member constituen...

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PROFILE OF DELEGATES OF 9th AIDWA CONFERENCE

9th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AIDWA, KANPUR, 9-12 NOVEMBER 2010 PROFILE OF DELEGATES: State: State No. of Delegates Andhra Pradesh     71 Assam     28 Bihar   &n...

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Final National Report for 9th AIDWA CONFERENCE2010

We now examine the major national issues and developments of the last three years and how they have affected women’s lives and our movement. Rising Prices and a Weakened PDS For the mass of women of India, the greatest source of worry and tension has been the huge increase in prices that has led to a collapse of household budgets, especially of the poor. The rise in the prices of essential commodities, particularly food has been astronomical. The price of tur dal climbed to an unheard level of Rs 100 per kg, sugar reached Rs 50 per kg and commonly consumed cereals such as whea...

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NEW OFFICE BEARERS OF 9TH AIDWA CONFERENCE

AIDWA’S NEW CENTRAL OFFICE-BEARERS PRESIDENT Shyamali Gupta VICE-PRESIDENTS M.C. Josephine   Rama Das   Subhashini Ali  ...

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9TH AIDWA CONFERENCE RESOLUTION ON THE AYODHYA JUDGMENT

ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION Ninth National Conference 9th to 12th November 2010, Kanpur Ahilya Rangnekar Nagar, Kalindi Deshpande Manch   RESOLUTION ON THE AYODHYA JUDGMENT                                                                  &nbs...

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AIDWA Condemns Massacre in SC Hamlets in Tripura

AIDWA Condemns Massacre in SC Hamlets in Tripura     31 August, 2003       THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has strongly condemned the heinous attack on two predominantly scheduled caste hamlets in the Khowai district of Tripura by armed groups belonging to the All Tripura Tiger Force. Thirteen women and...

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AIDWA Condemns HC Judgement in Suryanelli rape case

AIDWA Condemns HC Judgement in Suryanelli rape case     THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has denounced the flawed reasoning of the Kerala High Court's division bench in its objectionable judgement regarding a rape case. Through this judgement, the court has freed all but one of the 35 men accused in the Suryanelli gang rape case in which all the 35 accused raped a 16 years old girl for over a period of 42 d...

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AIDWA WELCOMES CABINET DECISION TO INCREASE RESERVATION FOR WOMEN IN PANCHAYATS AND URBAN LOCAL BODIES TO 50%

 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...

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AIDWA Demands Inquiry into Ishrat's Killing

AIDWA Demands Inquiry into Ishrat's Killing     27 June, 2004       THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has demanded an independent inquiry into the murder of a young woman, Ishrat Jahan Raza by the Gujarat police. In a statement issued on June 18, the organisation felt that "the truth can only emerge from...

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AIDWA Demands Guilty be Punished In Manorama Devi Case in Manipur

AIDWA Demands Guilty be Punished In Manorama Devi Case in Manipur     1 August, 2004       WHEN the union minister of state for home, Prakash Jaispal reached Imphal on July 20, a delegation of mass organisations including the Manipur state committees of AIDWA and DYFI went to meet him with memoranda from their organisations. They we...

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AIDWA Condemns Incident of Moral Policing in Meerut

AIDWA Condemns Incident of Moral Policing in Meerut     1 January, 2006 Author     THE AIDWA, UP unit has condemned the outrageous behaviour of the Meerut police in taking on the role of the gate keepers of public morality, and assaulting couples who had come to spend time together in parks. In a statement the AIDWA stated that t...

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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 a...

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Memo To NHRC ON MP Case

Memorandum to NHRC on Atrocity Against MP Tribal Woman     22 December, 2005       To, Ms. Girija Vyas, Chairperson, NCW New Delhi   Dear Girija ji,   Sub: Seeking intervention on atrocity against tribal woman of MP.   We would like to bring to your attention the barb...

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Female Foeticide-Haryana's Experience

Female Foeticide - Haryana's Experience     17 July, 2005 Manjeet Rathee     FEMALE infanticide has long existed in our society, especially in northern and western states like Punjab, Rajashtan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. But the point of concern is that in this modern age of 'development,' new technologies like ultrasound dia...

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