IT all started in the year 1932, when a group of courageous women in Bengal took
up to helping the helpless, exploited and victimized fellow sisters, women and child
trafficking had increased to an unprecedented extent. In between the two World Wars,
the number of sailors and soldiers had considerably increased and flesh trade found
a ready and expanding market in Kolkata.
The Calcutta Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act and the Children Act was passed
in 1923, in order to enable the police to rescue women and children from the brothels.
A new bill entitled the The Bengal Suppression of Immoral Traffic Bill was placed
before the Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1932 by Mr. J. N. Basu, an eminent lawyer
and social worker. The Bengal Presidency Council of Women and the All Bengal Women's
Conference decided to form an independent organization for the Suppression of Immoral
Traffic in Bengal.
This society came into being with the name of ALL BENGAL WOMEN'S UNION registered
under Act XXI of 1860. ABWU is affiliated to the International Abolitionist Federation,
Geneva. On April 1st 1933 the bill was passed. Smt. Romola Sinha, the founder member
was the first chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board in West Bengal.
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The NGO is organizing year long activities on the occasion of the
Diamond Jubilee of ABWU Children's Welfare Home and ABWU Primary School
All Bengal Women's Union is celebrating its 75 years of inception
A workshop is being organized at the headquarters for the Muslim women for their
rights & legal status. This is specially meant for the women and girls of the surrounding
areas. Renowned public prosecutor "Mr. Taj Mohammed" will preside over the workshop.
The NGO has helped a Bangladeshi girl to get repatriated to her
homeland with the help of NGOs from bangladesh.
The children at the NGO are performing a dance drama on Rabindranath
Tagore's songs called Dhanu Singher Dadabali based on Vaishnav Sangeet. They would
be performing on 31st August, 2007 at Kala Mandir, Kolkata. Interested persons may