Womens Reservation Bill

Memo on WRBill to Laloo Prasad Yadav May 2006

20 May 2006  PRESS RELEASE WOMEN’S ORGANISATIONS SUBMIT MEMORANDUM ON WOMEN’S RESERVATION BILL TO SHRI LALOO PRASAD YADAV A delegation comprising of leading  women’s organizations  namely AIDWA, AIWC, CWDS, FORCES, Guild of Services, JWP, Muslim Women’s Forum, NFIW, SAMA, and YWCA met the Railway Minister Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav on the 20th of May 2006. They submitted a memorandum requesting him to proactively intervene so that the Women’s Reservation Bill is placed and passed in Parliament. The Minister received the delegation warmly. He...

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Press release AIDWA welcomes C.P.I (M) Sec's statement on Women's Reservation Bill

                                                      ALL INDIA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S ASSOCITATION                               121, VITHAL BHAI PATEL HOUSE, RAFI MARG,   &nbs...

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   Date : 30th Nov. 2006 A Joint delegation of Women’s Organizations led by Rajya Sabha M.P. – Brinda Karat met Railway Minister  Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav today to press for the placement of the women’s Reservation Bill during the ongoing session of parliament.  Though the Minister gave a patient hearing but failed to give any concrete assurance about the introduction or the passage of the Bill.  The delegation included representatives from  1.        MS. BRINDA KARAT,PRAMILA PANDHE    (AID...

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An Appeal

Friends, For ten years the 33% Women's Reservation Bill has been pending before Parliament. It is on the election manifesto of every National party, but has not got translated into law, though promises have been made in abundance. Every conceivable alternative has been proposed, but these have proved at best impractical and at worst deliberate attempts to divert the Bill from its main objective of providing one-third representation for half the population of India. Though women make a significant contribution to the economy and society, they are today grossly underrepresented in Parli...

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