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Sahiyar began as an initiative of a group of students from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1984, with a vision to create a society in which women have equal rights. 


  • Campaigns against sex selective abortion, awareness of Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques Act
  • Counseling, legal and practical help to women in crisis – implementation of Domestic Violence Act 2005
  • Vocational training for livelihood generation
  • Basic education and counseling to girls regarding their changing bodies
  • Youth workshops on communal harmony and gender justice
  • Training grassroots women leaders to file police complaints


PSI Builds Temporary Shelters in Uttarakhand
Relief and Rehabilitation

 Uttarakhand Temporary SheltersAID has been working with People Science Institute (PSI) since the disaster struck Uttarakhand.

For medium term rehabilitation PSI has been building temporary shelters for families whose homes were destroyed.

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JSS Run Phulwaris to be Implemented Across India

 Adivasi Mother in Forest VillageAID Salutes JSS's commitment to the health of the poor of India

Recently, the Planning Commission of India announced its intention to implement rural crèche facilities for infants between 6 months-3 years age,across India. The program for crèche facility to stem under 3 malnutrition was started five years go by Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), a long time AID partner in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. AID has been involved in supporting the program from its beginning.

Click here to see a brief presentation about Phulwaris 

Click here for a short 4 minute video about Phulwaris

AID Volunteer's Work in Uttarakhand
Relief and Rehabilitation

Nidhin, an AID volunteer from NYC has been volunteering as a physician in Guptakashi region of Uttarakhand. Their team would see close to 100 patients everyday spread over 20 villages.

In a brief conversation he said that the local people have come to fear rain. When it rains at night, people stay awake - even those who were not directly affected by the disaster.

Nidhin in Health Camp For more pictures click here .

Urgent Appeal to Help People Affected by Floods in Uttarakhand
Relief and Rehabilitation
Uttarakhand Relief & Rehab


AID is supporting the relief and rehabilitation work of Goonj, People's Science Institute, Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization (HESCO) and Shri Bhuvneshwari Mahila Ashram. Donate Now!

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Please donate generously to AID's Uttarakhand & Himachal Relief & Rehab Fund for immediate as well as long term relief and rehabilitation.

Contact 304-TALK-AID (304-8255-243) or email donor [at] 

Checks made out to AID can be mailed to 5011 Tecumseh Street, College Park, MD 20740