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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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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When Women Fight Back

 
Violence is not for me. Scenes of real-life fighting and bloodshed make me uncomfortably anxious. Sometimes even a little nauseous.  Conflict may be an inevitable part of life… but

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All in 2 Weeks

Recently I attended a two-week long training course on Leadership in Mental Health (MH) in Goa. Organized by Sangath, the NGO I currently intern for, and the London School of

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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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Vellusami’s Testimony

(Names of individuals have been changed to protect their identities.)
Vellusami quietly sat next to me in the People’s Watch van as we traveled from Madurai to Chennai. He barely

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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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Global Goa Gets Its Think On

Living in tropical Goa can be the best and worst of both worlds. On the one hand there are beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees, and lush green rice fields.

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