Women Do Not Want Big Brother Watching Them

AIPWA Strongly Condemns the Move to Install CCTVs in Railway Coaches and Public Places Kavita Krishnan, Secretary, AIPWA The AIPWA strongly condemns the Rail Budget announcement of the move to install CCTV cameras in railway coaches and women’s coaches

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On Women’s Movement: Challenges and Tasks

Towards the forthcoming 9th Congress of the party, we will be releasing a series of draft resolutions for discussion. We invite feedback and suggestions on the draft resolution on Women’s Movement: Challenges and Tasks. 1. In India today, women’s

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Badaun and Bhagana Rapes: Grim Reality of Gender and Caste Atrocities

The brutal gang rape and lynching of two minor girls aged 14 and 15 in a village in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh is a grim reminder of the gender, caste and class based atrocities that women from Dalit, oppressed castes

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Women Can Work Night Shifts

But When Will The Govt Ensure Women’s Equality and Safety in Factories? Modern industry…. MNC…. Worker in Nokia…. Prestigious….. Valued highly in matrimonial market… Ambika, 22, one such Nokia worker, died on October 31, 2010 in her second shift during working hours.

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Don’t Use Women’s Safety as a Trojan Horse to Roll Back Rights of Children

Where the question of women’s rights is concerned, ‘common sense’ often tends to be wrong. What we need to cultivate is uncommon good sense. Nowhere is this more true than in the discussion on rape. Take the recent move

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Women’s ‘Empowerment’?

The Modi Government has pointedly ignored most of the major demands of the women’s movement. As was pointed out in the Budget feature of the August issue of Liberation, the Government has actually cut back on spending on crucial

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International Women’s Day


Patna: Patna Unit of the All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) organised a march raising the slogan ‘half of the humanity is crying out for – security, dignity and freedom’, ‘

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AIPWA’s 9th West Bengal State Conference

The 9th West Bengal State Conference was held at Kolkata on 8th March, International Women’s Day. The Conference was held at the Bharat Sabha Hall, named the Aparajita Mancha for

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AIPWA Convention

AIPWA held a Convention at Udaipur, on 'Women and Democracy', which was attended by a large number of women from different districts of Rajasthan, and also by many intellectuals from Udaipur. ...Full Text

WB Govt’s New Lows after Madhyamgram Repeated Gangrape and Murder

 The Madhyamgram double gangrape and murder of the 16 year old girl, abduction of the victim's body and attempts by police to forcibly cremate it has brought out once again the deeply misogynistic hostility

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Protests against gang rapes and feudal violence in Kurmuri, Bhojpur

On 8th October 2014, 4 minor girls and 2 women, all ragpickers from the Mahadalit community of Dumaria village, visited a scrap dealer in Kurmuri village of Bhojpur. The scrap dealer, Neelnidhi Singh, a known former Ranveer Sena area commander, held them captive

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Joint Dharna in Assam against Atrocities on Women

On 14th August 2014 several women’s groups of Assam, including the Assam Mahila Parishad , All Assam Pragatisil Nari Santha, Nirjaton Birodhi Akya Manch, Assam Mahila Sangha & Nikhil Bharat Ganatantrik Mahila Samiti and some distinguished journalists and writers, artists etc jointly

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