AIDWA

MEMORANDUM TO THE FINANCE MINISTER ON BUDGET CONCERNS OF WOMEN

February 11, 2002 To: The Union Minister for Finance Government of India, New Delhi From: All India Democratic Women's Association 121, Vithalbhai Patel House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 110001 Dear Shri Yashwant Sinha ji, We had wished to meet you, as part of your pre-budget discussions with "interest groups", to present a more comprehensive picture of the minimum needs of women and children and how the budget could address them. It is a matter of regret that while preparing the budget you have not considered it necessary to consult women’s organizations on issues whic...

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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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ON UNION BUDGET 2006-2007

28th February 2006                                                          The AIDWA expresses its disappointment that the second budget of the UPA government presented by the Finance Minister has not moved much in the direction of fulfilling the promises of the CMP.  As far as the vast majority of poor and...

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AIDWA Says 2004-05 Budget "Inadequate For Women"

18 July, 2004   THE union budget marks a change, though highly inadequate, from the previous NDA government's blatantly pro-rich and pro-MNC policies. The concerns expressed by the finance minister for sections which were hitherto invisible as far as the NDA government was concerned as, for example, the rural poor and their needs such as employment, housing, water, is welcome and will benefit women of these sections. The thrust given to rural in...

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AIDWA Observes National Demands Day on implementation

29 August, 2004   THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) observed National Demands Day for women throughout the country on August 24. While cautioning the people against the BJP attempts to hijack the political agenda and subvert the people's mandate, the AIDWA campaigned for enactment of employment guarantee act with special provision for women, for universalisation of the public distribution system, for women's reservation bill a...

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AIDWA Concerned about Dilution of CMP Assurance of 100 days Employment

The All India Democratic Women's Association expresses its deep concern at the dilution of the CMP assurance for 100 days employment per household, as reflected in the draft Bill to be placed before Parliament. In the present flawed draft of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act the Government seeks to restrict the operation of the Act only to some selected districts with no guarantee of its expansion. Equally unfortunate the Draft defines a household on the basis of a shared dwelling or a common ration card ignoring the r...

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A Note on Dance Bar Ban

A NOTE ON MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO BAN DANCE BARS     Responding to a call attention motion tabled by Jayant Patil (PWP), Bala Nandgaonkar (Shiv Sena), Shobha Phadanvis (BJP) and others, on the 31st of March, the Home Minister of Maharashtra Shri R R Patil announced the immediate closure of dance bars in all parts of Maharashtra except Mumbai. Subsequently, the ban was extended to the entire state from the 13th of A...

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Budget 2012-13

Dated: 10th Feb.2012 To: Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble Finance Minister Government of India New Delhi - 110001 Sub: Budget Memorandum from Women’s Organisations Dear Shri Pranab Mukherjee, We, the undersigned national women’s organizations, representing a large section of women of this country, especially those from underprivileged and marginalized sections of society, would like to place before you some key concerns that need to be addressed in the annual budget. We would, firstly, like to put on record our deep concern about the growing dispari...

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JOINT MEMORANDUM ON UNION BUDGET 2011-12

15th February 2011 To: Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble Finance Minister Government of India New Delhi - 110001      Dear Shri Pranab Mukherjee,   We, the undersigned National Women’s Organizations (AIDMAM, AIDWA, AIWC, CWDS, GOS, JWP, MWF, NFIW, YWCA), representing millions of women from the poorest, most backward sections of our society, would like to place our concerns before you with regard to the National Budget for 2011- 2012. We would like to reiterate some of the important components that are crucial for women, and we hope that the su...

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JOINT MEMORANDUM TO FINANCE MINISTER ON BUDGET 2009-10

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JOINT MEMORANDUM ON MICRO FINANCE SECTOR (DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION) BILL 2007

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Women's Contribution To Economy

24 February, 2002 R Chandra     The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) recently submitted the following memorandum to the union minister for finance, Yashwant Sinha, detailing some of the problems the women and children of the country are facing and the concrete steps that are required from the coming budget to address these problems. The memorandum was signed by AIDWA general secretary Brinda Karat, vice president Premila Pandhe and treasurer Kalindi Deshpande.   We had wished to meet you, as part of your pre-budget discus...

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Tamilnadu 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 neol...

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Petitions On Icds to Rajya Sabha

15 February 2006 Author     To The Honble Chairperson Committee on Petitions, (Rajya Sabha)   Honourable Chairperson and members of the Committee,   This memorandum is being submitted on behalf of the All India Democratic Women's Association to place our proposals on strengthening of the ICDS Scheme, and the need to institutionalize it in this context. The AIDWA has been directly involved in several states on issues affecting poor women and children, and on increasing access to their entitlements that are being realized thr...

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Memorandum to the Petroleum Ministry

Date Author     To Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shastry Bhavan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi - 110 001   Dear Shri Mani Shankar Aiyarji,   The AIDWA has launched a nation wide struggle today to highlight the tremendous hardships being faced by women across the country in accessing kerosene, and...

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Memorandum to the FM on Budget

2 February, 2006   To, The Hon. Finance Minister, Government of India New Delhi 110 001 Dear Shri Chidambaram ji, We represent National Women's Organizations that have been conducting struggles of women for their just rights and working consistently, and jointly, on gender issues for many years. At the outset, we would like to once again bring to your notice the need to extend the practice of having pre-b...

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Memo - Night Workers

11 November, 2003 Ref. No. 37/1/CLW/2003     To Shri J.P. Sharma Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat, 403, Parliamet House Annexe, New Delhi-110001   This is in relation to the proposed Factories (Amendment)Bill 2003. The following memorandum is on behalf of the All India Democratic Women's Association.   To The Chairman, Standing Committee on Labour...

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MEMORANDUM TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THE POLICY OF TARGETING

4th March 2008 To:  The Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India, Yojana Bhavan New Delhi 110 001 Dear Sir, The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) is a national organisation of women with a membership of over one crore spread across the country. A majority of our members are from poor and marginalised sections such as single women, widows, agricultural workers, domestic workers, dalits and tribals, living in both rural and urban areas. Ever since the Government of India introduced the Targeted Public Distribution System, we have been struggling to...

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MEMORANDUM ON REGULATION OF MICRO FINANCE INSTITUTIONS

 22 October 2010  An AIDWA delegation comprising of Sudha Sundararaman (General Secretary), Ashalata (Assistant Secretary), and Manjeet Rathee (CEC member), met the Regional Director of the Reserve Bank of India Shri Rajeshwar Rao and handed over a memorandum highlighting the problems being faced by women due to the unethical practices of MFIs, who were charging exorbitant rates of interest. The delegation demanded that a regulatory framework should be set up urgently, and a cap on interest rates be introduced and effectively monitored. Shri Rao responded positively to the suggestio...

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MEMORANDUM ON SHGS AND SGSY

 18 March 2008 To  Dr. Amar Singh. Joint. Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi.   The All India Democratic Women’s Association is national women’s organizations comprising a membership of over a crore of women, most of whom belong to the backward and marginalized sections of society. AIDWA has been working with a large number of Self Help Groups in many states, and has been in the forefront of the struggle to ensure that women’s needs are fulfilled and their capabilities are enhanced through SHGs. We welcome the initiative...

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