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Women and Politics

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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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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