Gender Issues

Arrest the Attackers of Jharna Das: AIDWA

THE All-India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) in a press note issued on January 19, strongly condemned the murderous assault on its national joint secretary and Tripura state secretary, Jharna Das Baidya, MP Rajya Sabha on January 17 by a gang of 30 BJP hoodlums in Agartala town, capital of Tripura. The AIDWA alleged that these hoodlums followed her on motorbikes when she was returning home, threatening and abusing her. They were armed with lathis, hockey sticks, iron rods, etc. These goons barged into her house and ransacked it.

Women Condemn Badaun Rape and Murder, Demand Immediate Arrest of Main Culprit

SIX women organisations; AIDWA, NFIW, AIPWA, PMS, AIMSS and AIAMS in a press note released on January 7, condemned the January 3 incident of gang-rape, torture and murder of an anganwadi worker by a mahant (priest)and his henchmen in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh. The woman sometimes used to visit the temple presided over by the main culprit and when she did not return, her family started looking for her. The mangled body of the woman was brought back in a car and left in front of her home.

In Defence Of Democracy and Farmers’ Movement

DECEMBER 2, leaders of various organisations held an online press conference in support of the demands of the farmers. These organisations include: AIDWA, AIPSN, AIPWA, AIMSS, ANVESAN, Financial Accountability Network (India), Forum for Trade Justice, INSAF, Janwadi Lekhak Sangh, Nation for Farmers, NFIW, People First, PUCL, Right to Food Campaign and Working Group on IFIs

The following demands were raised:

Justice for LSR Student

THE Delhi state committee of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), in a statement issued on November 9, expressed dismay at the recent death of a promising young woman, who came to study in the national capital with a bundle of dreams. A second-year BA Mathematics student of LSR College was forced to end her life on November 3, 2020.

Justice to Hathras Rape Victim; Annihilate Caste & Patriarchy: Women’s Orgn’s Call for Joint Protests on Oct 29

The All India Democratic Women’s Association, National Federation of Indian Women, All India Progressive Women’s Association, Pragatisheel Mahila Sangathan, All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan and All India Agragami Mahila Samiti, have issued the following statement on October 21.

AIDWA Condemns Naming of Brinda Karat in Chargesheet

THE All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), in a statement issued on September 26, has strongly condemned the naming of its patron, Brinda Karat, in two disclosure statements filed with a chargesheet by the Delhi police obviously at the behest of the BJP government at the centre and specifically the home ministry. The naming falsely and preposterously seeks to make her also responsible for the communal violence in North East Delhi.

AIDWA Hits the Streets in Protests

THE year 2020 has been one of serious challenges. Masses of the poor and marginalised sections are still trying to put the pieces of their lives together – pieces that have been scattered by the policies of the arrogant and insensitive Modi government. Everyone is trying to find ways and means of adjusting their daily lives to overcome the obstacles caused by the unprecedented Covid-19 upheaval. The stories of the disaster caused in women’s lives are heart wrenching.


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