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Supporting and empowering female survivors of violence
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Partner: BMCS (Bal va Mahila Chetana Samiti) Bhilwara, Rajasthan
Contact: aparna [at]


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.


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’.

Historic civil disobedience movement by Indira Sagar dam oustees....
 The satyagrahis are gradually becoming weaker and developing fever, boils, allergies.The skin of many satyagrahis is falling off, and blood is seeping out, Thier bodies are being eaten by animals who live in the reservoir. Since the water is polluted, grave diseases are apprehended. But despite these adverse circumstances, their spirits are high. Today, 14 women satyagrahies had to be hospitalized from Malud Satyagrah.....
11 Villages Inundated in Murshidabad (WB)
Relief and Rehabilitation

AID has sent Rs 700000 from its All India Relief Fund for Murshidabad Relief to support food, drinking water, tarpaulins and basic medical needs

Please donate to AID's All India Relief Fund

By Sept 10th, relief material has reached 9000 people.

Meet the Farmers from Sunderbans

Sustainable Organic Agri in Sunderbans

AID has been working with the communities in Sunderbans on sustainable organic agriculture since cyclone Aila salinated agricultural land in May 2009. Starting with 25 farmers, today more than 4000 farmers have joined the movement. Farmers are the trainers who are taking the movement forward.


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This is no natural flood.....

The people of the Narmada valley are facing havoc  as flood waters from the poorly designed Sardar Sarovar dam that is being constructed in violation of the "rehabilitation before submergence" law of the Narmada Tribunal Award and orders of the Indian Supreme Court, have entered thousands of homes and fields.  A completely avoidable human-made tragedy with pictures that looks like nature's wrath and a telling press release from the Narmada Bachao Andolan.....

 Press Note: Illegal submergence of thousands of acres of land and hundreds of houses in Narmada Valley