WOMEN

International Women’s Day: AIPWA’s Sankalp March in Patna and Launch of All-Women’s Cultural Team ‘Chorus’

AIPWA observed International Women’s Day with a Sankalp March in Patna from the Radio Station to Gandhi Maidan. Hundreds of women from different blocks of Patna district participated in the march, raising slogans demanding 33% reservation for women in the

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Anganwadi Workers’ Demonstration in Front of Parliament

Thousands of Anganwadi workers marched to Parliament in Delhi on 15 February with the slogan ‘Save ICDS’. Coming from all corners of the country, these women protested against the huge cuts in the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) budget by the

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‘Purging’ and ‘Pest Control’ – Chhattisgarh Style

In the wake of the JNU attack, we have seen prominent supporters of the Modi Government talking of the attack on campuses as ‘pest control,’ while BJP nd RSS leaders call for ‘purge and sanitisation’ of campuses. Journalists are being

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AIPWA Foundation Day Observed In Bihar

AIPWA Bihar State committee had decided to observe its 22nd Foundation Day with dharnas, protests, and symposiums to demand curbing of violence against women, passing women’s reservation bill, total prohibition in Bihar, opening sub-health centres in every panchayat and

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AIPWA Convention In Bhubaneswar

AIPWA organized a State level convention at Nagbhushan Bhawan in Bhubaneshwar on 13 February. About 250 women from Raigarha, Bhadrak, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar (6 districts) participated in the Convention, whose proceedings were conducted by Com. Savita Baraj and presided over by

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Yet Another ‘Institutional Murder’ of Three Girls in Tamil Nadu

Following closely on the heels of the suicide of Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad, a suicide which has correctly been identified as an institutional murder, three young girls in the Villipuram district of Tamil Nadu drowned themselves. 19-year old Sharanya, Priyanga

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AIPWA’s for Complete Implementation of Liquor Ban in Bihar

When Nitish Kumar first came to power in 2005 with the help of the BJP, his Government implemented the existing liquor policy, doubling the number of liquor licenses issued. As a result, liquor began to be sold in streets, colonies and

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World Congress Of Working Women

(The paper presented by Comrade Bhuvana at the WCWW will be published in Liberation in the January 2016 issue.) In its 70th anniversary year, WFTU held the World Congress of Working Women in Cyprus on 2015, November 1 – 2. The congress was hosted by

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Sexual Assault on Dalit Women At Parbatta: Organized Violence Against Inter-Caste Marriage and Rights of Dalits

The organized and open attacks on Dalits and women in Shiromani Tola of Parbatta block in Khagariya district in Bihar on 27 July 2015 have exposed how both BJP and the ruling JDU have a nexus with perpetrators of caste and gender

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Treating Juveniles as Adults Will Not Deter Rape

AIPWA and AISA Statement on Demands for Lowering the Age of Juvenility in Selected Cases of Rape ‘Treating Juveniles as Adults Will Not Deter Rape - Ensuring Justice in Every Rape Case Will Deter Rape’ AIPWA and AISA express concern

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World Congress Of Working Women

In its 70th anniversary year, WFTU held the World Congress of Working Women in Cyprus on 2015, November 1 – 2. The congress was hosted by PanCyprian Federation of Labour (PEO) of Cyprus, a federation of 8 trade unions of the country. 73 delegates from 45 unions

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Public Hearing organized by AIPWA in Kolkata

The incidents of sexual violence have increased in the past few years and most of the accused continue to roam free. Far from showing a resolve to address the increase in sexual violence, the government has more often been found

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