AIDWA

On behaviour of the Karnataka Ministers 9 feb.2012

ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION NO. 2253- E , SHADI KHAMPUR, NEW RANJIT NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110008 PH: 011-25700476, 25709565 Email : aidwacec@gmail.com, aidwa@rediffmail.com Date : 9.2.12 Press Statement AIDWA condemns the unspeakably shameful and disgusting behaviour of the Karnataka Ministers Laxman Savadi, Krishna Palemar and CC Patil - all three belonging to the BJP- captured on the CCTV sitting in the Karnataka Assembly, watching pornographic clips of women being assaulted....

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On CRPC 2 feb.2012

ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION NO. 2253- E , SHADI KHAMPUR, NEW RANJIT NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110008 PH: 011-25700476, 25709565 Email : aidwacec@gmail.com, aidwa@rediffmail.com Date : 2/2/12 PRESS RELEASE The All India Democratic Women’s Association ( AIDWA )welcomes the suggestions made by the Planning Commission’s Working Group on Empowerment for Women to bring in a comprehensive stand alone legislation for crimes and killings in the name of “honour” , and to amend the laws relating to sexual assault in the IPC, and the CrPC. AIDWA has been for a long time eng...

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On icreasing number of incidents of atrocities against women

ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION 2253E, SHADI KHAMPUR,NEW RANJEET NAGAR, NEW DELHI -110001 Ph: 25700476,25703959. Email : aidwacec@gmail.com Date: March 19th 2012. To Smt. Mamta Sharma, Hon'ble Chairperson, National Commission for Women, No. 4, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi- 110002. Dear Mamta ji, On behalf of the All India Democratic Women's Association, we seek to communicate to you our deep concern over the increasing number of incidents of atrocities against women that...

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Press Release on Budget 2012-13 16th March 2012

ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION NO. 2253- E , SHADI KHAMPUR, NEW RANJIT NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110008 PH: 011-25700476, 25709565 Email : aidwacec@gmail.com, aidwa@rediffmail.com Date :16th March,201 PRESS RELEASE The All India Democratic Women’s Association rejects the Budget placed by the Finance Minister for the year 2012-13, and condemns its failure to protect the interests of women. Coming in the wake of the economic crisis, the budget aims at inducing growth by directly and indirectly supporting the aspiration...

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On SC Verdict on Two-Child Norm

  10 August, 2003   THE Supreme Court judgement upholding the two-child norm for contesting panchayat elections is in contradiction to the Cairo declaration, to which India is a signatory, and to the National Population Policy charter that eschews coercive methods in population control. By giving its stamp of approval on laws of some state governments that are highly discriminatory in nature, it justifies the extension of economic and social inequality to democratic process, creating an underclass that is deprived of the basic right to partici...

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AIDWA Releases Publication on Expanding Dimensions Of Dowry

  17 August, 2003   AT a function in the national capital, New Delhi, on August 1, Justice Sujatha Manohar, a member of the National Human Rights Commission, released a publication brought out by the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) titled Expanding Dimensions of Dowry. The publication brings together surveys on the practice of dowry from 18 states conducted by local AIDWA activists. About 10, 000 parents and unmarried girls were interviewed in the survey. The respondents belonged to all communities. Speaking on the occasion, J...

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AIDWA Demands Public Apology From Vajpayee for trivializing rape

  9 November, 2003   ON October 22, the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) condemned the trivialisation and sensationalisation of the issue of rape at the BJP's election rally at Bhopal, addressed by the prime minister. It was perhaps for the first time in the history of our country that a prime minister gave public sanction to such low political standards that damage struggles against the sexual assaults against women and promotes public cynicism. The AIDWA has demanded a public apology from the prime minister for his conduct....

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AIDWA Demands Kunhalikutty's Resignation in ice-cream the sex scandal case.

  7 November, 2004 Author THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) demanded the resignation of P K Kunhalikutty, industry minister in the Kerala government and state secretary of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) after one of the victims in an eight-year-old sex scandal in the state went public yesterday alleging his involvement. At a press conference held in New Delhi on October 29, AIDWA general secretary, Brinda Karat, AIDWA Kerala state unit general secretary, P K Srimathy, president M C Josephine made this demand. In a stat...

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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 an independent investigation in which agencies outside the state are involved". Saying that the state government, its police force and other senior officials under Modi are tainted by an extreme communal bias, the AIDWA said they have no credibility to conduct an invest...

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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 were however all arrested by the police including state secretary Romola and another AIDWA activist. They were released later. In the memorandum given to the union minister, the AIDWA Manipur unit demanded severe punishment to the culprits belonging to the 17th Assam Rifles unit for t...

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AIDWA Against Fundamentalist Dress Code

  23 September, 2001   THE All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), an organisation with a large membership among Muslim women, has strongly condemned the threat of violence issued by various, some of them hitherto unknown, Muslim groups in different states against Muslim women who do not wear burqas. The AIDWA dubbed as "highly condemnable" the fact that Muslim women, who are already facing insecurity due to the communal propaganda by Hindu fundamentalists, are now being targeted by the fundamentalists of their own community in the n...

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On stripping and beating of a dalit widow in Satara village 13 jan.2012

ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION NO. 2253- E , SHADI KHAMPUR, NEW RANJIT NAGAR, NEW DELHI-110008 PH: 011-25700476, 25709565 Email : aidwacec@gmail.com, aidwa@rediffmail.com Date: 13th Jan.2012 PRESS STATEMENT AIDWA is deeply shocked by the stripping and beating of a dalit widow in Satara village by upper caste residents of the same village, because her son reportedly eloped with an upper caste girl from that village. We condemn this outrageous violation of human rights, and demand exemplary punishment for the perpetrators. AIDW...

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25 Years Since Formation of AIDWA

25 Years Since Formation of AIDWA     27 November, 2005       In the year 2006, the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) will be completing 25 years since its formation as an all India organisation in March 1981 in Chennai.   It is a very special year for us, said Vice President Brinda Karat speaking at the Central Executive...

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2005-6 Budget Still A Far Cry From A Gender perspective

2005-6 Budget Still A Far Cry From A Gender-Just Budget     6 March, 2005       THE AIDWA expresses its relief that the budget presented by the finance minister stems, even though only partially, the earlier trends set by the NDA government and continued in the interim budget last year, of cuts in social sector spending that had adversely affected t...

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Women's Contribution To Economy Has Been Ignored

  24 February, 2002   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 discussions with "in...

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AIDWA Condemns Deoband Fatwa

AIDWA Condemns Deoband Fatwa     3 July, 2005       Subhashini Ali, president and Sudha Sundararaman, general secretary of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) have issued the following statement on June 28.   THE AIDWA strongly condemns the pronouncement of a fatwa by the Darul Uloom at Deoband and the support extended...

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AIDWA Condemns Brutal Hounour Killing in Delhi

AIDWA CONDEMNS BRUTAL HONOUR KILLING IN DELHI     8 October, 2005       AIDWA condemns the horrifying and brutal murder of a young girl by her own father in public as a reaction to her having married of her own choice and outside her caste. According to some newspaper reports, the local police had insisted that the young couple meet her parents which led to this...

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AIDWA Condemns Bombs Attacks in Delhi

AIDWA CONDEMNS BOMB ATTACKS IN DELHI     31 October, 2005       The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) strongly condemns the ghastly bomb attacks in the crowded market places of Delhi on 29th October that snatched away nearly 70 innocent lives and maimed and injured many more. Quite a few of these have been women and young children. AIDWA extends it...

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AIDWA appeals to Muslim men and women

AIDWA appeals to Muslim men and women to ignore anti-woman and anti-democratic fatwas such as the Darul Uloom fatwa.     19 August, 2005       The Darul Uloom 'fatwa' (which has since been withdrawn by the institution) seeking to restrict the rights of Muslim women contesting elections and announcing that if women are chosen the leaders of any...

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