All India Democratic Women's Association
History and Scope 
The All India Democratic Women's Association, AIDWA was established in 1981, and works for women's rights and for their education, employment and status, along with issues like casteism, communalism, child rights and disaster aid.
National Conference of AIDWA 
The first National Conference of AIDWA was held at Chennai in 1981, with delegates from 12 States representing 590,000 members.
The eighth National Conference was held at Kolkata in 2007, with 951 delegates from 23 States, representing a membership of around 18,600,000. Former West Bengal Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu addressed the inaugural session.
Regional Affiliations 
Office Bearers 
- Shyamali Gupta - President(2011)
- Shyamali Gupta - Working President
- Brinda Karat, Kalindi Deshpande, Pramila Pandhe, M C Josephine, Mythili Sivaraman, Anjali Devbarman, P K Zainaba, Vibha Ghosh Goswami - Vice Presidents (eight vice-presidents)
- Sudha Sundararaman - General Secretary Prior to this Brinda Karat remained its General Secretary 1993-2004.
- Six joint secretaries
Further reading 
- Brinda Karat; Survival and Emancipation: Notes from Indian Women's Struggles. Three Essays Collective, New Delhi, 2005. ISBN 81-88789-37-2.
- Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 215-241 (1994)
Shyamali Gupta has been elected as AIDWA
- The Hindu, Jan 05, 2003
- AIDWA profile
- Women and Aid distribution AIDWA Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, June 2006
- 8TH All India Conference Of AIDWA, November 2007, Calcutta
- Eighth National conference of AIDWA; Frontline, Dec. 07, 2007
- New woman on top December 2004
- Official Website
- Brinda Karat Interview on AIDWA issues
- AIDWA memorandum to Muslim Personal Law Board
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