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AID Volunteer attacked for responding to a call for help from a minor girl being forced to marry
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The Association for India's Development (AID) condemns the cowardly attack on Linkan Subuddhi, an AID Noida volunteer, who was responding to a call for help from a minor girl being forced to marry. We demand that the perpetrator of this attack be brought to justice, adequate steps be taken by the Child Welfare Committee to ensure that the girl is not forced to marry while being a minor, and both the girl and Linkan be provided protection to ensure their safety.


On 19th September, Linkan Subuddhi was attacked brutally in Naya Bans, Sector 19 Noida. Linkan is a volunteer with AID Noida, which runs a community schoolPrayas in Noida. The perpetrator was attempting to forcibly marry a 14 year old minor who is a student at the Prayas school.

Contacts:

Selva Ganpathy +91-9790951652 aid.selva@gmail.com or Asti Bhatt +01-607-351-4016 asti.aid@gmail.com

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Cyclone Phailin
Relief and Rehabilitation

 Cyclone Phailin made landfall in India (latest video clip from NDTV on left).  500,000 people have been evacuated.  AID hopes for the safety of everyone especially in the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, is in touch with its partners in the region and stands by to help in this time of need.

AID's All India Relief Fund helps  respond to emergencies in India by providing relief and rehabilitation.  Thank you for your support.  

 
AID's Partners reach out to 3200 families with Relief in Murshidabad
Relief and Rehabilitation

  Woman in Ankherganj

AID partners reached out to 3200 families with food and water cleansing medicene. They also mobilized the block level administration to send the health team to the marooned villages.

AID had sent Rs. 700,000 from its All India Relief Fund . Please donate so that we can respond quickly in times of need.

Report from Ground till Sept 11th, 2013

Report from ground till Sept 15th, 2013

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Supporting and empowering female survivors of violence
AID Projects

Partner: BMCS (Bal va Mahila Chetana Samiti) Bhilwara, Rajasthan
Contact: aparna [at] columbus.aidindia.org

Summary:

Violence against women is the norm in the male-dominated society of Rajasthan, esp. in Bhilwara district. Taraji with an educational background in social work has dedicated every bit of her life for the past 3 decades to protect and provide support to female survivors of violence in Bhilwara. Taraji employs a multi-pronged approach to address the multi-faceted problem as represented below.

BMC

Photo caption: Tara Ahluwalia (second from R), President of BMCS, organized ‘Sangarshshil Mahila Samman’ on International Women’s Day to felicitate female survivors of violence along with doctors, lawyers and law-makers who have supported the survivors. In this photo, Shabina Banu (L) shares her story. Shabina  was abandoned by her husband, who kept their two kids with him. She bravely fought her husband and the society for two and a half years, got back her children and then divorced her husband. She continued to live in the same area empowering herself and her kids with vocational training and education, despite the threat from her husband and few goons to leave the village for good. She is being felicitated at the 'Sangarshshil Mahila Samman’.

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