All India Women Conferences: Crusade Against the Violation of Women Rights in Colonial Tamilnadu

Posted: 12 Jul 2018

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V. Venkatraman

Rajapalayam Rajus’ College

Date Written: June 28, 2018

Abstract

The WIA, Madras, moved towards the formation of AIWC in 1927 at Delhi by Margaret Cousins. The aim of the conference was to promote education among women and to deal with the questions affecting the welfare of women and children. The first conference was held at Poona in 3rd January 1927.

The Annual Conference of AIWC held at Madras from 28th December 1931 to 11th January 1932. Mrs. P.K. Roy was the President and Muthulakshmi Reddy was one of the Vice-President. Ammu Swaminathan represented Madras. In the standing committee of Madras was represented by C.N. Nallamuthuammal and Tamil Nadu by Mrs. Jesudas. The conference was held at Senate House, Madras. In the welcome address, Mrs. Nasir Hussain proudly remarked that the women of this province are advanced in education and tool as a very active part in public life. A number of resolutions on education and social reforms were passed in the conference. Among other things they made an appeal to the government to appoint women in all the committees dealing with the education of women and caste distinctions should be removed from the application forms of educational institutions and abolition of caste distinctions in the school and college hostels.

Suggested Citation

Venkatraman, V., All India Women Conferences: Crusade Against the Violation of Women Rights in Colonial Tamilnadu (June 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3204281

V. Venkatraman (Contact Author)

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Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu 626 117
India

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