Gender Issues

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.

AIDWA Hails SC Judgement on Equal Coparcenary Rights for Women

THE All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) in a statement issued on August 10, has expressed its agreement with the latest three bench Supreme Court judgement which clarifies the law relating to a daughter’s right under Section 6 of the amended Hindu Succession Act (HSA) in 2005. The amendments in the HSA in 2005 made the daughter an equal coparcener (member) in the joint Hindu family governed by the Mitakshara law and removed the restriction on her from asking for partition of a joint family property.

Women’s Organisations to Protest on Aug 28

AN online meeting of the following women’s organisations – All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA), Pragatisheel Mahila Sanghatan (PMS), All India Agragami Mahila Samiti (AIAMS) and All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan (AIMSS) held on July 19 and 30, 2020 has decided to hold protests all over the country demanding food, work, health services and for protection of democracy.

Pandemic Lockdown and Impact on Women – II

WHAT has come to be known as the shadow pandemic has affected women across the capitalist world in varying degrees. This refers to the specific impact of the corona virus, the lockdown and policies or lack of them which impact on women being women. Along with the problems that women face in the world of work which we had discussed in the first part, this includes increase in domestic violence, in the increased burden of domestic and care work and the resulting impact on women’s health.

AIDWA Observes Protest Day Demanding Food, Work & Stop to Violence

TWO months of untold hardships and suffering, total dislocation of life and livelihoods, hunger and starvation staring in the face and absolutely no money in hand, forced to reside with the abuser with no means of escape – all this and more led to women responding massively despite the lockdown to the call of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) to hold countrywide protests against the BJP central government on June 1, 2020. As per reports received from states upto June 3, more than 43,000 women participated in 3,445 centres in 253 districts in 20 states.


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