Run for India, Run for AIF

A supporter of American India Foundation in Chicago, Ritu Jain shares her reflections organizing a 5k run to raise awareness and funds for AIF.
By Ritu Jain
I’m a wife,

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Why Evidence Matters

The following blog introduces AIF’s new framework of Learning, Evaluation, and Impact by founding Director Dr. Varna Sri Raman. Dr. Raman has more than a decade of experience in social

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The Price of Human Rights Work

When you work in human rights, you see a lot of sad faces. A ten-year-old girl describing when she was raped. A father explaining that his son was murdered.

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“Lights Up”

Dombivli is a city of secret streets. Hidden passages lead between apartments from one road to another, conveniently avoiding the congestion and traffic in between. While I have visited many

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What good are human rights?

During my first year of law school, I took a class called Public International Law in which we studied human rights and the remedies that exist for human rights violations.

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Adventures in Madurai

AN UPDATE FROM BRIAN AND TED:
It’s 10:00pm on September 9th, our first night in Madurai. We (Ted and Brian) are strategically unpacking portions of our oversized suitcases, trying to

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A new beginning

I have no idea what time it is.  My watch says it’s 3:45 am, but it’s daylight outside the nearest window and, regardless, it’s not clear what time zone

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Joy Amidst the Madness

It’s 5pm, one hour from the end of working hours at my NGO. Winter break is just 4 days away and I have a zillion things on my mind…packing, figuring

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