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We All Live in Bhopal: Sign Petition to White House

In Call to Action on 8 May 2016 at 12:50 pm

The Mother hiding her face with one hand and carrying her child in the other, weeps for all of us.  This is the Memorial Statue honoring the victims of what many call the world’s worst industrial disaster, the explosion in the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal on December 3, 1984.  Survivors have been struggling for justice for over 30 years and are now petitioning the White House meet US obligations under Treaty & international law by immediately serving notice upon Dow to attend court in Bhopal on July 13, 2016.

Sign here: Tell the US Government to Stop Shielding Dow Chemical from its Crimes in Bhopal

We all live in Bhopal – please SIGN the PETITION. And please share widely. It’s what Julia Ward Howe, who proclaimed Mother’s Day in 1870 would do.

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Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

In News & Notes on 14 November 2013 at 8:00 pm
Many women in India are unaware of their rights under the Article 42 of the Indian Constitution and under the Maternity Benefit Act of 1961.

Recognizing the time required for breastfeeding, the Act provides for two nursing breaks for every nursing mother until her child is 15 months old.  This is in addition to the normal lunch break and other breaks that all workers get.  Every woman should defend her right to nursing breaks and see that employers follow the law protecting breastfeeding mothers and children. Read the rest of this entry »

Issues in Implementing Maternity Benefit Act

In News & Notes, Uncategorized on 6 July 2013 at 8:00 pm

DATE: 2nd July, 2013

Consultation on Maternity Benefits Act

Consultation on Maternity Benefits Act

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India, organised a day long consultation on the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 on Tuesday, 2nd July, 2013. The National Mission for Empowerment of Women, on behalf of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, coordinated this consultation in the Committee Room ‘A’, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi.

The Inaugural Address was delivered by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Hon’ble Minister, Women & Child Development. It was attended by many senior officials of the Ministry, Planning Commission, State Governments, UN Women, ILO, representatives of many prominent civil society organizations, experts and academics. Read the rest of this entry »

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