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AIDWA Condemns Shocking Display of Muscle Power by the TMC in the West Bengal Assembly 12 Dec.2012

Date : 12th Dec.2012 AIDWA Condemns Shocking Display of Muscle Power by the TMC in the West Bengal Assembly AIDWA expresses shock and concern over the attacks by TMC legislators on members of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly belonging to the CPI(M) on Dec 11th 2012, exposing a shameful breakdown of law and order within the Assembly precincts. A new low was touched by the TMC MLAs who did not hesitate to assault a woman colleague, Ms.Devlina Hembram, an MLA belonging to the adivasi community, an ex minister, and currently a CEC member of AIDWA. Devlina was encircled by the TMC MLAs a...

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AIDWA delegation met WCD Minister

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 11th Dec.2012 Press Release An AIDWA delegation comprising of Sudha Sundararaman, Jagmati Sangwan, Kirti Singh, TN Seema, and Jharna Das, met the WCD Minister, Ms Krishna Tirath, and submitted a memorandum with regard to the rising graph of killings and crimes in the name of honour, on Dec 11th 2012. T...

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AIDWA condemns the remarks of PMK leader Dr.Ramadass 8th Dec.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 8 December 2012 AIDWA condemns the remarks of PMK leader Dr.Ramadass AIDWA strongly condemns the remarks by leaders of the PMK, including Dr. Ramadass, against inter caste self choice marriages between consenting adults. These remarks show the bias and the hatred of these leaders towards the dalits. Inter caste marriages are legal and as pointed out b...

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Press Statement from AIDWA on Jaiswal on 3rd Oct.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: 3rd Oct. 2012 PRESS RELEASE The All India Democratic Women’s Association expresses its shock at the outrageous remarks made by Central Minister, Shri SP Jaiswal at a public function in Kanpur. The AIDWA strongly condemns the Ministers contemptuous remarks that devalue women and relationships between the sexes. At a time when atrocities against women is growing exponentially and...

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AIDWA CONDEMNS DIESEL PRICE INCREASE AND RESTRICTION ON LPG CYLINDERS on 14th Sept.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: 14th Sept. 2012 AIDWA CONDEMNS DIESEL PRICE INCREASE AND RESTRICTION ON LPG CYLINDERS The All India Democratic Women’s Association sharply condemns yet another increase in the prices of fuel, this time in the form of an increase in the price of diesel by Rs 5 per litre. This will inevitably lead to a cascading effect on the price of all major essential commodities, as well as publi...

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AIDWA statement on Bill to address Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (4 sept.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                                                                   &...

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AIDWA welcomes the Verma Committee recommendations on 24th Jan.2013

AIDWA welcomes the Verma Committee recommendations submitted to the Govt on Jan 23rd 2013, and calls upon the Government to accept and implement the recommendations without any delay. The report is comprehensive, and has pointed to the failure of governance as the root cause of crimes against women. The Committee has made wide ranging suggestions including proposals to tackle the multiple sources of discrimination and inequality affecting women. It has made suggestions to amend both the Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code to deal with sexual offences against women. We note that...

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AIDWA Statement on 24th Jan.2013

Date: 24th Jan.2013 Press Release The All India Democratic Women’s Association expresses its concern and deep sense of outrage over two incidents reported from Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. In the first, the District Judge of Gonda has been accused by two women, one a minor, of molestation in his chamber when they were called by him to speak about their having been abducted. It is absolutely horrifying that this could happen and shows that there really is no place that is safe for women. On a day that Justice Verma committee has recommended that no protection should be given to members i...

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Press Release on 16th Jan.2013

One month after the horrific Delhi gangrape, the Central and State Governments are yet to learn any lessons. This is shown by the refusal to pinpoint accountability and responsibility for those responsible. Top police officials including the Police Commissioner and those heading the Transport Ministry in Delhi should have been acted against. Why has the Central Government and the Sheila Dikshit Government not acted? While expressing its solidarity with the family and the friend of the young woman who was also a victim, the AIDWA reiterates its demand for action against the Police Commission...

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A broad platform expresses solidarity with rape survivors on 15th Jan.2013

On the third day of the protest dharna by the national women’s organizations including AIDWA, AIDMAM, JMS Delhi, YWCA, CBCI Women, GOS, Saheli, Prabhat Tara, Himmat, NFIW, BGVS Samata, etc. extended support to rape survivors , and resolved to carry the fight for justice forward. Women’s representatives along with the survivors and their families met the Home Minister Shinde and demanded that the government ensure accountability and all the police officials who have not been doing their duty must be punished. The Home Minister told the representatives that he would speak with the state govern...

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A broad platform expresses solidarity with rape survivors on 14th Jan.2013

On the second day of the protest dharna by the national women’s organizations including AIDWA, AIDMAM, CBCA, Himmat, NFIW, All India Insurance Employees Association, BGVS Samata, today, it was highlighted that there was a complete lack of institutionalized provisions for the rehabilitation of rape survivors. As the testimonies of two minor sexual assault survivors from Haryana were heard by hundreds of women and representatives from National Commission for Child Rights at Jantar Mantar, it became clear that rape and sexual violence is only the beginning of trauma. The survivors are forced to u...

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A broad platform expresses solidarity with rape survivors on 13th Jan.2013

A public protest at Jantar Mantar by a broad platform comprising of national women’s organisations and groups expressed solidarity with rape survivors from Haryana on January 13. The meeting highlighted the complete lack of follow up in the concerned cases by the state government. Testimonies from the survivors and their families are being presented over the course of the three day solidarity meeting beginning on January 13th.. On day one of the meeting attended by more than a hundred women, the testimony of four rape survivors was recounted. The protest meeting noted that not only were the s...

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Central Executive Committee Meeting, Kolkata, 20-21 January 2013

PRESS RELEASE The AIDWA Central Executive Committee meeting at Kolkata on 20-21 January 2012 has called for a nationwide signature campaign on a Petition to the Prime Minister, with a 11 point charter of demands, to deal with sexual violence and crimes against women on an urgent basis. On February 11th, AIDWA along with members of the SFI and the DYFI will form a human chain and take a pledge to continue the struggle for justice, intervene in cases of violence against women and inculcate values of gender equality. AIDWA also strongly condemns the worst kind of sexist and regressive comment...

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AIDWA STRONGLY CONDEMNS ARBITRARY INCREASE IN RAIL FARES on 10th Jan.2013

10th Jan.2013 AIDWA strongly condemns the totally unnecessary and arbitrary increase in rail fares by the UPA Government on Jan 13th, 2013, which will come into force from the midnight of Jan 21-22nd. The sharp increase in second class fares by 15-40%, and sleeper fares by 13-34% will further burden the ordinary people, who are already suffering from the steep increase in the prices of all other essential commodities. A large section of workers, especially women in the unorganized sector, who commute daily by suburban trains will be severely affected by the hike. This unreasonable...

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Meeting with Health Secretary regarding PCPNDT Act

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: 18th April 2013. Press Statement A delegation comprising of Ms. Brinda Karat, Ms. Sudha Sundararaman, and Dr. Sabu George met the Health Secretary on April 17th, 2013, and submitted a petition highlighting the poor implementation of the PNDT Act, in a situation where the child sex ratios are falling to alarmingly low...

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AIDWA ON THE CRIMINAL LAW AMENDMENT BILL, 2013

Date:20th March 2013 AIDWA PRESS RELEASE ON THE CRIMINAL LAW AMENDMENT BILL, 2013 AIDWA notes with disappointment that the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2013 passed by the UPA Government in the Lok Sabha today to amend the rape laws has not taken into consideration the objections and issues that have been repeatedly raised by AIDWA and other women's organizations. We reiterate that the opportunity to provide comprehensive justice for women who have been subjected to sexual violence should not be lost, and call for their inclusion even at this stage. Some of the objections to the Bil...

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AIDWA condemns deferring of cabinet decision on criminal law amendment bill

12th March 2013 PRESS RELEASE AIDWA is deeply disappointed by the UPA Government’s decision to refer the Criminal Law Amendment Bill to a Group of Ministers after the Union Cabinet meeting held on March 12th failed to evolve a consensus. This failure represents a step backwards in the process of bringing in a more comprehensive and effective legislation to address the crime of rape and sexual assault, on a priority basis. Women’s organizations had hoped that the flaws in the ordinance th...

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AIDWA Press Statement on Budget 2013-14

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 : 28th Feb.2013 AIDWA Press Statement on Budget 2013-14 The All India Democratic Women’s Association rejects the budget of 2013-14 presented by the UPA II government. Coming at the threshold of economic crisis, rising unemployment, fall in real wages and rising instances of violence amongst...

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Fragmentation of Verma Committee Recommendations is unacceptable.

2nd Feb.2013 AIDWA objects to the selective, and arbitrary approach of the Government to the Verma Committee recommendations. We strongly feel that the UPA-2 should have adopted a holistic approach to the Verma Committee report, rather than doing a pick – and – choose exercise, thereby undermining the efforts of the committee in providing a multi sectoral, comprehensive framework to tackle rape and sexual assault. The present piecemeal, and fragmented ordinance can only serve to sabotage the intention of providing recourse to victims of sexual violence. It is unfortunate that signi...

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AIDWA-NFIW condemn the diktat of the Grand Mufti imposing a ban on the all women band.

4th Feb.2013 AIDWA and NFIW strongly condemn the diktat of the grand Mufti of J&K issued on 3rd Feb 2013 banning the All Girls Rock Band of Kashmir saying singing is un-Islamic. We assert that women’s Constitutional rights cannot be restricted by patriarchal and conservative mind sets operating in the name of religion, especially a religion which places women in high esteem. The Grand Mufti should try to support the all round advancement of Muslim girls. The attitude shown by Shri Bashiruddin Ahmed would further marginalize and disempower a section which is already facing many forms of...

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