AIDWA

PROFILE OF DELEGATES OF 9th AIDWA CONFERENCE

9th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AIDWA, KANPUR, 9-12 NOVEMBER 2010

PROFILE OF DELEGATES:

State:

State

No. of Delegates

Andhra Pradesh

    71

Assam

    28

Bihar

    19

Chattisgarh

      4

Delhi

    13

Gujarat

      6

Haryana

    17

Himachal Pradesh

     7

Jharkhand

   17

Karnataka

   21

Kerala

 134

Manipur

    4

Maharashtra

  29

Madhya Pradesh

    7

Orissa

  15

Punjab

  16

Rajasthan

    7

Tamil Nadu

  69

Tripura

  73

Uttar Pradesh

  22

Uttarakhand

    6

West Bengal

155

Centre

  13

TOTAL                     753

 

367 delegates were from the age group 35 to 50 years, followed by 203 in the group 51 to 60 years, but a significant number (149) were above the age of 60 years. The youngest delegate was Bunty from Jharkhand (16 years), and the oldest was Rupkumari Khaitan from UP (82 years). Nilima Moitra and Bibha Ghosh Goswami from West Bengal (78 years), Vishalakshi from Kerala (75 years),Rampukari Devi from Bihar (75 years) and Satya Gehlodia from HP (74 years) were some of the veteran delegates.

20% of the delegates reported single status of some kind, such as divorced, separated, never-married, etc. The number of women headed households amongst the delegates was reported as 201.

Only 10 of the total delegates reported being not literate. 30.5% reported having completed their secondary schooling. 23% were graduates, another 16.5% had completed their post graduation, and there were 21 doctorates in the delegation.

36% of the delegates came from rural and urban labouring households, while 55% were from middle class backgrounds.
 
There were 9.5% delegates from minority sections. 26.8% belonged to the OBC community, 12 % from SC and 6.6% from the ST community.

42% delegates reported that they spent between 3 to 4 hours in housework, followed by another 44% who reported spending more than 4 hours a day for housework, pointing to the triple burdens of AIDWA activists.

372 delegates reported that that they had been arrested for their participation in struggles, and 98 had been jailed for the same reason. 64 had been victims of police attacks, 71 had suffered attacks by political parties and 35 reported harassment by anti-social elements.,

189 delegates had been candidates for various elections, of which 4 had contested Parliamentary elections, and 18 had contested Assembly elections.

(This report is based on the Credential Report presented by Maimoona Mollah, Convenor of the Credentials Committee of the 9th Naitonal Conference of the AIDWA)
 
USE SLIDE NO 1 OF THE CREDENTIAL REPORT SLIDE SHOW

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