Gender Issues

Withdraw Anti-Women Decision by Indian Bank: AIDWA

ALL India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) in a press note issued on June 15 strongly condemned the decision of the Indian Bank not to appoint selected women candidates who are six or more months pregnant. AIDWA said: “This anti-women decision by the Indian Bank is similar to the one taken by the State Bank of India some months ago. The SBI had to withdraw their decision due to huge protests from various quarters.”

Amendment of Age of Marriage: Women’s Organisations Express Concern

NATIONAL women’s organisations – All India Democratic Women’s Association, National Federation of Indian Women, All India Progressive Women’s Association, Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan, and the All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan – sent a memorandum to Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, chairperson, Parliamentary Standing Committee, on May 17 regarding the Proposed Amendment of Age of Marriage 2021.

AIDWA Observes International Women’s Day

MARCH 8, 2022 - 112 years of a long and arduous struggle for women’s rights. International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed all over the world to reiterate the struggle for equality, justice and a violence free life for women. The last two years have seen an intensification of exploitation. The profits of the corporate world are soaring while the masses are living in the worst conditions of deprivation. The Modi-led BJP-RSS government has ruthlessly pursued policies which have increased insecurity in the lives of the majority of Indians.

Women Fight Price Rise

THOUSANDS of women all over the country responded to the call by the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) and came out on the roads on November 16, 2021, in protest against the uncontrolled price hikes, and condemned the failure of the BJP-RSS regime in providing relief to crores of the poor.

Withdraw FIRs against Journalists: AIDWA

THE All India Democratic Women Association (AIDWA), in a statement issued on November 16, expressed solidarity with journalists Samriddhi K Sakunia and Swarna Jha. They were first detained in Assam and then taken to Tripura and arrested. Both the women journalists had gone to cover communal violence in the Tripura. It has been reported in the media that they were detained for their social media posts about the communal violence. Two FIRs have been filed against them. The journalists have now been released on bail.


Subscribe to RSS - Gender Issues