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AIDWA CONDEMNS COMMENTS ON DALIT RAPE VICTIMS BY RITA BAHUGUNA

 17 July 2009   AIDWA condemns the comments made by the President of the UPCC, Ms Rita Bahuguna in which not only has she criticized the monetary relief given by the State Government to dalit rape victims and gratuitously advised them to throw the money on the Chief Minister’s face but has gone to the despicable extent of saying that in the case of the CM herself being raped, women would collect one crore as compensation for her.  Ms Bahuguna’s vulgarity is matched only by her ignorance.  She should know that monetary assistance is given to rape victims under...

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Inspiring Conference Against Untouchability

Inspiring Conference Against Untouchability in Tamil Nadu     25 August, 2002 R Chandra     AN important aspect of democratic revolution is the elimination of caste oppression in general and of oppression of scheduled castes and tribes in particular. The CPI(M) and the mass organisations led by CPI(M) activists have taken important steps in re...

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Convention in Support of Dalit Women's Rights

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...

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Adivasi Women Carry

Adivasi Women Carry Warli Tradition Forward     27 April 2003 Mariam Dhawale     THAT Adivasi women of Maharashtra, that hosts a large tribal population and has been witness to the historic Worli tribal revolt, are again on the war path, is clear from the massive mobilisation that they have started all over the tribal belt of the...

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MEMORANDUM TO SACHAR COMMITTEE

10 April 2006 To: The Chairman, Prime Minister’s High Level Committee for Preparation of a Report on the Social, Economic, and Education Status of the Muslim Community in India New Delhi.                                                                 ...

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ON THE DEOBAND FATWA ON CO-EDUCATION

9 July 2007   The All India Democratic Women’s Association views with concern the latest fatwa issued by Darul Uloom, Deoband, declaring co-education to be 'illegal'.  The AIDWA feels that while any organisation, religious or otherwise, has the right to express its opinion on any subject there should be restraint exercised on pronouncing anything that is perfectly legal constitutionally and otherwise as 'illegal'.    It is also most unfortunate that, at a time when the Muslim community is making a lot of effort to overcome educational backwardness and whe...

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ON MODEL NIKAAHNAMA OF SHIA PERSONAL LAW BOARD

 27th November 2006 AIDWA welcomes the model nikaahnama approved by the All India Shia Personal Law Board, reports of which suggest that the rights of Shia women are sought to be significantly enhanced. It reiterates the important principle that the nikaahnaama is a contract to be drawn up by the two parties, and is justiciable in a Court of law. While the document would have to be studied in detail, AIDWA welcomes the delegated right of divorce given to women in the nikaahnaama, and the extension of the grounds on which divorce can be applied for. Secondly, reports state that the sig...

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MODEL NIKAHNAMA FROM AIDWA

Nikahnama   Name of husband:                                                   Name of wife:                         Date of Birth:                ...

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AIDWA on media code

Amendments / Suggestions from AIDWA on media code     Guidelines for Film Certification:   Add - 2 (iii) (b) showing abuse or ridicule of physically and mentally handicapped persons …. OR RIDICULE OF POOR, ILLETERATE, RURAL PEOPLE 2 (III) (A) sexual harassment and violence against women , whether in public or in matrimonial home or in work place should not be glorified or justified. Social evils including dowry and bigamy should not be promoted, glorified or justified Portrayal of women as subservient, subordinate beings encou...

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A note from Media Monitoring Committee, AIDWA Tamilnadu

A note from Media Monitoring Committee, AIDWA Tamilnadu     Media Monitoring Committee, Tamilnadu is functioning as a watchdog committee on media for more than a decade. We concentrate on retrogressive portrayal of women as well as obscenity as we feel that both aspects are equally dangerous.   While appreciating the positive portrayals, which are very rare, we have made several representat...

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AIDWA DEMANDS CBI PROBE INTO A TAINTED AND PREJUDICED INVESTIGATION

 Kalindi Deshpande A team consisting of CPI(M) Politburo member and Rajya Sabha MP Brinda Karat along with Manohar Mulay, State Secretariat member of the Maharashtra CPI(M), and Kalindi Deshpande, AIDWA Vice President visited Bhandara district in Maharashtra on 9th November 2006. They met the lone survivor of the Dalit massacre, Bhaiyalal Bhotmange, and his brother in-law Sidharth Gajabhiye to express grief and solidarity and promised to give all possible help to get justice. Bhotmange’s wife Surekha (45), daughter Priyanka (17) and two sons Roshan (21) as well as Sudhir (23) were...

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ON THE SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT IN SUPPORT OF INTERCASTE MARRIAGES

10 July 2006   AIDWA welcomes the Supreme Court Judgment in support of inter-caste marriages and the direction to the administration and the police throughout the country to extend protection to couples who are being harassed and tortured.  AIDWA also welcomes the directive to the police to initiate actions against those who have restored or instigated violence in these marriages.  Swift and timely action by the police in such marriages will help thousands of such couples through out the country.   For several years now, AIDWA has been consistently fighting against the...

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To ceo prasar Bharti

MEDIA MONITORING GROUP, AIDWA: Portrayal of Women in Advertisements.     21 July, 2004       To, The Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharati Board, P.T.I. Building, New Delhi.   Subject: Portrayal of Women in Advertisements.   Dear Sir,   This is to express our appreciat...

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Some Objectionable Advertisements

  1. Euro Fashion Inners:   The advertisement shows a man wearing nothing more than an underwear in a public restroom. A couple of women enter the restroom. They walk out of the door (to the restroom which specifies 'MEN' ) giggling over something mischievous. The next scene shows the male model lying on a couch, gasping for air, with lipstick marks all over his chest. The captions below read out: EURO Fashion Inners - Prep...

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On Maxim Issue

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT FROM WOMEN'S ORGANISATIONS     9 March, 2006       Women's organizations strongly condemn the printing of a morphed image of Brinda Karat, Rajya Sabha MP, in copies of Maxim magazine circulated among advertisers. The offensive photograph exposes a shameful attempt by Maxim magazine to exploit women who have achieved prominence...

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Negative and Demeaning Portrayal of Women in Advertisements and Serials

Negative and Demeaning Portrayal of Women in Advertisements and Serials.     June 17, 2004       To The Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India .   Subject : Negative and Demeaning Portrayal of Women in Advertisements and Serials.   Dear Shri Chawla,  ...

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Mmg Titan Discount

MEDIA MONITORING GROUP - AIDWA     26 August 2004       To Managing Director Hindware Sanitary ware & Industries Ltd. Corporate Office   Dear Sir/Madam,   We would like to lodge our strong complaint and protest against the recent advertisement for your product ' Opal Range' that is being printed in various...

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MMG Questionnaire

Media Monitoring Group (MMG) (All India Democratic Women's Association-AIDWA) MMG Questionnaire on Portrayal of Women in Media (Specifically in advertisements in Print and Electronic Media)     1. Name: M / F 2. Education:   3. Age :   4. Profession  ...

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Meeting with I&B Ministry on Media Regulation Code

Annexure : 4 REPORT ON MEETING WITH I AND B MINISTRY ON MEDIA REGULATION CODE     Various interventions and complaints from media experts, women's organizations such as AIDWA and viewers at large on the content of films, TV and radio programmes have prompted the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to initiate a series of consultations for drafting a code of conduct for the media. These consultations covered some of the mo...

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