AID 2015 Calendar

All pictures are taken by AID US volunteers when they visit India. Many pictures are from AID project locations across India.

Your annual support will help AID to achieve growth, sustainability, and support poorest of the poor in India.

Donate minimum $20 to AIDJHU this Holiday season, and get AID calendar shipped to your place.

You may also send checks payable to "AID" at

AID JHU, Mattin Center 131, Mail box #18, 3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

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Lessons and Debates from India's Recent Elections: Inequality and Indifference in New India.

Presented by AID JHU ( http://www.aidjhu.org )

Talk on 2014 Parliamentary elections by Harsh Mander.

Speaker: Harsh Mander, Director, Center for Equity Studies, New Delhi, India
Former officer of Indian Administrative Services.
Former member of National Advisory Council, India
Special Commissioner to Supreme Court of India​ ​on Right to Food Case.
Columnist of “The Hindu”.
Author of several noted books on equality and hunger.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harsh_Mander


Articulate Ability

Articulate Ability - An Indian Classical Dance Concert by The Visually Challenged (blind) artistes from India in Baltimore on Oct 05

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Run For India

Sign up for 2014 Run For India program

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AID Talk Video: Selva Ganpathy

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Selva Ganpathy Visited the chapter of AID JHU on June 21st and shared his insight on the educational reforms needed in India. Selva works at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras as a researcher. Selva volunteers for AID India in his free time and his work area is Eureka Child Education program. Watch his video in this post.

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Payvihir Eco Village wins UNDP award

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AID Project Payvihir Eco Village receives UNDP India Biodiversity award. Please share this link widely to allow us to spread the message and get more pledges. The target is $5000 in pledge and it will allow you to share the pledge with your friends on facebook. Just click to pledge button and reshare the links you get after pledging.

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Srinivasan C on Satyamev Jayate

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Srinivasan C is an expert in Zero Waste Management ( Solid and Liquid Waste Management) across India. His association with
AID goes back to the pioneer work in Vellore Hill Restoration project where his aim is to restore the forest in hilly terrains around Vellore.
He is coordinating current AID project of Paivihir Eco Village.
His work on Zero Waste Management is covered in this small documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZKkoXIvfD0
More information about Srinivasan can be found here http://publications.aidindia.org/content/view/256/87/
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Uttarakhand Floods Reports

The July 2013 himalayan flood in the state of Uttarakhand killed estimated 10,000 people and thousand of people lost their lives. Please visit our Uttarakhand reporting page for latest updates.

http://www.aidjhu.org/uttarakhand_floods

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Women's Empowerment Video


Short Stay Shelter For Female Survivors of Violence

As several cases of violence against women in India are increasingly highlighted in the world media efforts are also on increase to stop it. AID has been in forefront of women empowerment and rescue from several years. AID has consciously supported projects where women are at the forefront or equally benefited from the efforts.
AID JHU has supported Short Stay Shelter for female survivors of violence in Rajasthan with AID Partner Tara Ahluwalia of Bal Evam Mahila Chetna Samiti (Child and Women Welfare Committee). This shelter will give temporary relief to women rescued from sex trafficking, rape cases and sexual assaults. Tara Ahluwalia also provides legal assistance to the survivors. Violence against women in India come in several forms and cases are related to such as Dowry, Female Infanticide, Child Marriage, Rape, Sexual Assaults, Trafficking, Witch Hunting, Nata Pratha (Divorce settlements) and Prostitution. 

Over 700 women were killed across India in 2007 after being declared a witch. Tara Ahluwalia’s work against witch hunting led to anti Witch Hunting Act in Rajasthan State Assembly called ‘Dayan Virodhi Act’. A case study of Chandi Kumhar (2001).

Sex determination test of fetus is banned in all clinics in India to curb the rate of female Infanticide. Several doctors had been caught secretly providing sex of the fetus by Tara Ahluwalia sting operations.
Few of the statistics are

  • 3 women are killed publicly in Bhilwara every year.
  • 4 cases of witch hunting every month. 
  • 62 cases of witch hunting registered by Taraji.
  • Assistance in 370 cases in the last 2 years.

 

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