Pious Ahuja

Age: 27
Home Town: New Delhi, India; Easley, South Carolina; New York City; Los Angeles
Education: JD, International Human Rights Law, American University Washington School of Law, MA in International Affairs
Specific Field Interests: Criminal Law and Gender-based violence
Placement: Counsel to Secure Justice - Delhi
Area of Focus: Law and Advocacy

Highlights: Pious is looking forward towards representing victims of Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), a severely marginalized group. She hopes to gain strong interpersonal communication skills and work experience required to be an effective human rights advocate. Pious is excited to be given an opportunity to live in a vibrant society filled with amazing food, culture, and traditions. Prior to AIF, she worked for various human rights organizations both domestically and abroad including UNHCR, Human Rights First, Department of Justice, Human Rights Law Network, among others. She received her Juris Doctorate and Masters in International Affairs from the American University, Washington, DC.

Posts by piousahuja

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Nowhere to Go

The Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) provides representation to survivors of sexual assault throughout criminal […]

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“They Never Asked Me to Sit Down”

Dishes. Unsurmountable dirty dishes. Dirty dishes never seem to end, but pile up in the […]

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Strong Laws, Weak Implementation: Dissection of Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005

Violence against women is an ubiquitous issue affecting one out of three woman worldwide.[1] In the context […]

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Rann of Kutch – Education in Rural Gujarat

My thematic conference was truly an eye-opening experience for me. Away from the hustle of […]

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The Bystander Effect in Sexual Assault Cases

On March 13, 1964 in Queens, New York, Catherine Genovese was entering her apartment when […]

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Visiting Sheroes Hangout: A Cafe Founded by Acid Attack Survivors

Within a few kilometers of the seven wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, lies a […]

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Delay in Justice Is Denial in Justice

Over the last few months, while I have been working with Counsel to Secure Justice, […]

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Best Interests of the Child

“What are the best interests of the child?” is a question that is often thrown out in […]

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Returning Home?

This is my second month here in Delhi, India. Delhi, a place I once considered […]

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