In 2020, AIF quickly pivoted to address the critical situation in India and the United States. In India, AIF leveraged its programs’ infrastructure on health, education, and livelihoods via its wide network to address the needs of the nation with ventilators, PPE, and other interventions in order to save the lives of vulnerable Indians from COVID-19. Read the report here.

In 2021, India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on April 22nd, as this second wave sent many more into a fragile health care system, critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. Working with our partners, hospitals, and governments, AIF has launched a three-pronged Phase 2 Emergency Response Strategy to address this crisis. Here is an overview.

The American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 6.7 million lives across 26 states of India.

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Using Participatory Theater against Gender-Based Violence

All around the world, violence against women by men is a prevalent issue. In India, […]

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Gender Inequality: Realities, Reasons, and What We Can Do About It

If you have ever interacted with a woman, I’m sure you would have noticed that […]

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Why Won’t People Openly Talk about Sexual Health and Hygiene?

Women’s reproductive health and hygiene has always been an awkward topic of conversation for the […]

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Gender Equality is Not Just a Crusade for Women – Reflections on the 2018 Difficult Dialogues Conference

My coworker and I took the 45-minute scooter rider from Anjuna, Goa, to Panjim for […]

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Influencing change: One mindset at a time

The snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in the backdrop, winding roads bordered by tall fern […]

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Street Plays, A Flash Mob, and Bringing Awareness to the Elimination of Violence Against Women

As part of the Foundation for Social Transformation: Enabling Northeast India (FST) thematic area of […]

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Guts to Guwahati: Feelings from My First Week of Working in Assam

My alarm went off on that Wednesday night at 10:15 pm, and although I wasn’t […]

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‘I finally own something’: wives of Indian rickshaw drivers steer the finances

By Alia Dharssi Farida Begum’s face lights up as she talks about the day, four […]

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When Women Fight Back

  Violence is not for me. Scenes of real-life fighting and bloodshed make me uncomfortably […]

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