In support of long pending Women’s reservation bill, Women NGOs held a demonstration in the Capital on Monday. Protesting women activists said that they decided to hold demonstration to draw the attention of the NDA government and political party leaders as the monsoon session of Parliament began today. Women activists blocked the road for nearly 45 minutes and shouted slogan for women’s reservation bill. Prominent women activists who staged the protest included Ranjana Kumari and veteran activist Dr Jyotsna Chatterjee(Joint Women’s Programme) Speaking on the occasion, Dr Chatterji said that the idea behind holding demonstration was to pressurise the government to get the women’s reservation bill passed in Parliament. Women NGOs which took part in the protest included AIDWA, NFIW, AIDMAM, AIWC, ANHAD, CBCI Council for Women,JWP,Pehchan,Oxfam India.Swastik Mahila Samiti, Women Power Connect,YWCA of Delhi and YWCA of India


JWP’s organization work envisages the empowered woman to be one who can make her own choices and take decisions in matters that are important to her and her family. The role of men in this process is to create an informed partnership with women, to provide a safe future for the family, the community and country.

FOR WOMEN, JWP works to ensure:

  • Equal status for women
  • Basic human rights such as food, shelter and employment
  • Action against violence and crimes such as domestic violence, rape and trafficking
  • Effective educational facilities,  good health and mental well being
  • Protection against discrimination, desertion and sexual harassment
  • Control over resources including land
  • Equal participation in decision making processes at all levels
  • Special emphasis on the rights of migrant women, minority women, and women domestic workers

FOR CHILDREN, JWP works to ensure:

  • A child’s identity as a human person and citizen
  • Recognition of the equal status of the girl child
  • Prevention of malnutrition
  • Good health, mental well being and medical attention
  • Action against child marriage, child labour, child abuse, trafficking and child prostitution
  • All educational opportunities for all children

JWP is committed to eradication of all types of exploitation and denial of basic human rights of women and children through all possible means and resources, by networking with likeminded organizations, institutions and individuals, as well as direct interaction with government representatives and administrators at all levels of governance.

JWP’s other concern is advocacy against policies, schemes and programmes of the Government which deny human rights and equal justice.

It therefore conducts local surveys, documents information, carries out research on issues that require data and complete information for advocacy and action.