AIWEFA celebrated its Platinum Jubilee Year from 2004 to 2005. All programmes during this year have been dedicated to this event.
Commencing with the release of Directory ‘On Common Ground’ by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt.Sheila Dikshit at the Delhi Secretariat.
In Association with the International Women’s Day Celebrations, 2004 AIWEFA hosted a Shadow Roundtable Meet to coincide with the 48th session of United Nations NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) at IIC.
Nina Sibal Award was presented to Mr. Sumit Roy of Digdarshika by the Hon’ble Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ms. Meira Kumar.
The main Platinum Jubilee celebrations were held on March 22nd and 23rd , 2005 through a two-day Workshop, Seminar and Exhibition at India International Centre and the Alliance Francais, New Delhi. The Seminar was on the issues facing women with reference to the the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations within the mandate of the Government of India. The theme for theExhibition and Workshop was the role of science in “Drudgery Reduction in housework ” in urban and rural areas. The focus was on highlighting science and technology developments impacting women in the areas of Food and Nutrition, Health, Habitat and Energy.On this occasion, AIWEFA presented the AIWEFA Platinum Jubilee Award for lifetime achievement to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder of Sulabh International for his outstanding contribution in the field of sanitation; the AIWEFA Stree Ratna Award 2004 recipient was Ms Kousalya, President, Positive Women Network for her work in the field of HIV/ AIDS: Dr. Girija Vyas, Chairperson, National Commission for Women released the Platinum Jubilee Souvenir on the occasion.