THE AIDWA has submitted a memorandum to the home minister on November 5, urging him to take note of circulation of some audio messages online with an intention of spreading communal hatred in the national capital, as well as in other state capitals, and initiate an enquiry into the matter.
THE AIDWA CEC meeting held on 30-31 October was attended by 61 members from 18 states. The meeting began with a condolence resolution moved by the president Malini Bhattacharya for Comrade Sukhumati Debbarma Tripura leader and founder member of AIDWA.
THE All India Democratic Women’s Association in a statement issued on October 1 has strongly condemned the recently appointed National Commission for Women chairperson’s reported efforts to exonerate the RSS and its leaders (who are prominent leaders of the BJP) of any agency in coining, and propagating the term “love jihad”. The remarks of the chairperson in this regard have been published in a leading daily on October 1, 2014.
“HUM bhi insaan hain, hamein insaan kyun nahi samajhte (We are also human beings, why are we not treated like humans?)
-Shiela, a live-out domestic worker from Shaheed Camp in Dakshinpuri, South Delhi.
A JOINT delegation of women’s organisations comprising Jagmati Sangwan, general secretary (AIDWA), Sudha Sundararaman, vice president (AIDWA), Annie Raja (NFIW), Jyotsna Chatterjee (JWP), Indrani Mazumdar (CWDS), Sharla James (GOS), Asha Gambhir (AIWC), Divya David (YWCA) and Binish (AIDMAM), met Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra Mahajan, on July 3 to express their concern at the shocking statement made by Tapas Paul, TMC MP. The delegation submitted a memorandum demanding stern action against the member concerned for his public threats to rape and kill.
On June 9, several national level organisations of women sent the following letter to the prime minister, Narendra Modi, demanding 33 percent reservation for women in legislative bodies.
THE address by the president of India to both houses of parliament on June 9, 2014 has stated, in clause 19, the government’s commitment to provide 33 percent reservation to women in parliament and state legislative assemblies.
A DELEGATION of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) comprising of Jagmati Sangwan, general secretary, Sheba Farooqui, secretary accompanied by Rajeev Shant and Banne Ali of the Uttar Pradesh All India Agricultural Workers Union had visited Katara Saadatganj village in Badaun district of UP on May 30, 2014, where the horrible incident of gang-rape and murder of two minor OBC girls occurred on May 27, 2014.
The following is an open letter sent by leading women’s organizations to Delhi chief minister on January 21 demanding immediate and appropriate action against Somnath Bharti and registration of cases against those responsible for the racial profiling and harassment of African women in Khirki Village and dropping the demand of suspension of the Malviya Nagar SHO.
AIDWA strongly condemns the heinous incident of so-called ‘honour killing’ which took place recently in village Eruar, under Bhatar Thana, district Burdwan, in West Bengal. Mousumi Shah (17) and ShambhuBagdi, an agricultural labourer in the village, had been in love for some time and in the face of opposition to their marriage from Mousumi’s family, left the village together a few days back and took shelter in the house of a relative in the neighbouring village of Pichkuri under Ausgram Thana. According to some reports, they had already got married.