Neela Jayaraman is a clinical social worker specializing in trauma and gender-based violence. She volunteers for AID in Boston. While earning her Master’s degree in social work from Boston College, she spent 4 months in Ranchi, Jharkhand with an organization serving people affected by trafficking, child labor, bonded labor, as well as gender-based violence. Continue reading
“The saddest part about this whole thing,” said Karthik Ranganathan, “was that I was the only outsider there.” He was talking about an incident in the Ejipura neighborhood, whose residents belonged to the “Economically Weaker Sections” or “EWS.” In short, it was a slum. It was a place that hundreds of people called home. And when their homes were about to be demolished for the sake of a shopping mall, the people cried foul. Did anyone listen? Continue reading
Dayamani Barla gave the keynote address at the AID Conference in Chicago, May 27 2017.