ACHIEVEMENTS

Significant role in bringing about various Legislative Reforms

  • Sarda Act – Raising the age of marriage for girls
  • Hindu Code Bill
  • Devdasi Act
  • Universal Adult Franchise
  • Factory and Mines Act
  • Maternity Benefits Act

Pioneering institutions founded by AIWC now functioning as autonomous apex bodies

  • All India Women’s Education Fund Association, founded in 1929 for the cause of education of women (AIWEFA).
  • In 1932, AIWEFA established Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, India’s first college of Home Sciences for Women.
  • Family Planning Centre, established in 1937, now the Family Planning Association of India.
  • Save the Children Committee, established in 1943, now the Indian Council for Child Welfare.
  • Cancer Research Institute, established in 1952, now the Cancer Institute, Chennai.
  • The Amrit Kaur Bal Vihar for Mentally Retarded Children, New Delhi, established in 1964, now run by the Delhi Society for the Welfare of Mentally Retarded Children.

At the International level, AIWC has

  • Consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC)
  • Affiliated to the International Alliance for Women (IAW)
  • Member, Pan Pacific South East Asian Women’s Association (PPSEAWA)
  • Member, of International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
  • Member, Global Water Partnership (GWP)
  • Member World Renewable Energy Network (WREN)
  • Observer Status with UNFCCC

Mrs. Shobhana Ranade receiving Padmavibhushan from President Pratibha Patil

Dr. Mrs. Sarojini Varadappan receiving Padmabhushan from President Pratibha Patil