Sangharsh – countering injustice – is an integral part of AID’s philosophy. This comes from a realisation that certain problems need systemic changes rather than stop-gap solutions- for instance, massive industrial projects that rob thousands of people of their livelihoods overnight create poverty faster than it can be addressed; and if, after several years, electricity has come to a village and then it is not given to dalit sections, what is needed is not a separate generator, but their right to it. AID seeks to learn from people’s movements about the issues that drive them, and lends its voice to a number of non-violent struggles for environmental and social justice, inclusive development and the defence of human rights.


Campaigns that AID Austin is currently active:

Justice for Bhopal

Human Rights in Chhattisgarh