WOMEN

TOWARDS WOMEN’S DAY 2009

(Women’s Day 2009 is being celebrated all over the world as the centenary year of International Women’s Day. It marks about a hundred years since the working women of several cities in the US sparked off a remarkable struggle

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Women Workers’ National Workshop

AICCTU held its national women workers’ workshop in Tata Nagar on 25–26 June 2016. The workshop was held in Munniji Sabhagar, Mahendra Singh Nagar. The theme of the workshop was: "Organising Working Women: Challenges and Tasks". The open session held on 25 June

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A determined struggle by midday meal workers in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Pradesh Vidyalaya Rasoiya Sanyojika Sangh have been holding an indefinite dharna protest since 8 June 2016 in front of the Raj Bhavan with a 36 point charter of demands. Some of the main demands are: revoking of the Jharkhand government’s decision

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Anganwadi Workers Protest in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Anganwadi Workers Union affiliated to AICCTU held a state-wide protest on 10 June during which effigies of Women and Child Minister Maneka Gandhi were burnt in Champawat, Barakot, Pati, Tanakpur, Pithoragarh, Didihaat, Gangolihaat, Almora, Bhikyasain and other places. Speakers addressing

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March to Parliament against Betrayal on Women’s Bill

The All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) held a March to Parliament on August 3 to demand that the 33% Women’s Reservation Bill be passed. Thousands of women from all over the country marched from Ramlila Maidan with colourful banners

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State Conference of AIPWA in Uttar Pradesh

The 7th AIPWA UP State Conference was held in Lucknow at the Ganga Prasad Memorial Hall (Ameenabad). The Conference began by paying tributes to the martyrs of women’s struggles. Com. Geeta Das, Naxalbari struggle leader and President of AIPWA

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International Women’s Day

First published in 1920, this essay traces the history of international women's day and its importance to working class struggle with particular focus on the 1917 Russian Revolution. A militant celebration Women's Day or Working Women's Day is a day of international

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8 March 2010: Women’s Day Centenary

The Slogans of Hundred Years of Women’s Liberation Struggles Resonate Even Today Who deserves the credit for the legacy of ‘International Women’s Day'? Governments or the United Nations may try to turn it into a day for official (

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International Women’s Day Centenary Events

On the occasion of the centenary of International Women's Day on 8th March 2010, AIPWA held demonstrations in various states and districts across the country, raising the slogan - 'Salute 100 years of Women's Liberation Struggles! Onwards to Achieve Liberty, Equality and

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ASHA Union’s Statewide Protests in Uttarakhand

ASHA workers held protests in many tehsil and block headquarters of Haldwani, Nainital, Pithoragarh and other districts across Uttarakhand on 12 May demanding fulfillment of their long-pending demands. Uttarakhand ASHA Health Workers’ Union affiliated to AICCTU staged a strong demonstration, holding

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AIPWA, CPI(ML) protest forced evacuation of nurses and their families from the nurses’ hostel in DMCH

A new nurses hostel was recently constructed in Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and the union of DMCH (affiliated to AICCTU) had led the struggle to ensure its allotment. However, soon after the superintendent declared it illegal and started

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AIPWA Protest Against Rape-Accused RJD MLA

The All India Progressive Women's Association (AIPWA) held a militant march to the Governor’s house (Rajbhavan) in Patna on 21st April, demanding that rape-accused RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav be charge-sheeted and stripped of his membership in the Bihar

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