AIQA was formed as a collective in 2019 to empower women and the LGBTQIA+ community in India. They focus on education, employment generation, and fighting discrimination against women and the LGBTQIA+ community. As a result of the crisis, queer people and women are experiencing more violence at home – the LGBTQIA+ community face homophobic violence from their parents and landlords, whilst women are overburdened with domestic labour and at risk of violence from abusive husbands, parents and roommates. The mental and physical health of both women and the LGBTQIA+ community are at risk in India. AIQA is working to provide shelter for those who are facing violence, as well as provide mental health counselling and financial support to queer students who are facing financial abuse from their families.