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25 years of journey is indeed a significant milestone. Providing psycho-social counseling and support to women survivors of violence is an integral part of ISD’s work. We want to assure we will try our best to help the women survivors who are facing any kind of violence.


Violence-free gender sensitive social development with participation of the poorest of poor woman in decision-making process.


To achieve an equal, just and violence free society. A society, where women stands strong and equal with her male counterpart.


  • Valuing every person
  • Commitment
  • Trust Excellence

The Institute for Social Development (ISD) a registered women organization operating in the state of Odisha has been extensively working on the issue of Gender Based Violence since its inception in 1997. It has been recognized by Government, Civil Society Organizations and Media as one of the pioneer frontline women organization in the state. We have maintained and developed our position as the lead agency to addressing Violence against Women issues and continued our service to survivors of violence through Maadhyam Women Support Centre in collaboration with Commissionerate of Police Bhubaneswar- Cuttack and One Stop Center ( SAKHI) at SCB, Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack in partnership with Govt.of Odisha and supported by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt.of India. Gender issues are primarily issues of personal identity, set within the context of cultural and social definitions of sexual role.

meet our team

Talents Behind Our Success

Our team managed by experienced social workers, dedicated community mobilizers, advocate, paramedical staff and case workers.   Some of its team members completed 15 years above in this organization.  They are truly the life-blood of the organization. Driven by ISD’s values and commitment to excel in the field of working with women and children.

Mrs. Soumya Surachita Sahu
Center Administrator
Mr. Bhawani Prasad Nayak
Finance Manager
Ms. Anima Mishra
Mrs. Rupashree Dora
Mrs. Rosalin Sahoo
Ms. Ruta Tandi
Community Mobiliser
Mr. Ranjit Kumar Panda
Community Mobiliser
Mr. S N Patra
Admin & Support
Ms. Parbati Nayak
Case Worker
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Our Supporters

We are grateful to our previous and current partners who are continuously encouraging us to work for the Women empowerment.