Institute for Social Development (ISD) was initiated by a group of young social workers and professionals with a mission to bring positive change in the lives of people in social, economic and political scenario. A journey that began in the year 1997 has been continuing since then in the development scenario with the vision to build violence free, gender sensitive society with active participation of poorest of the poor women in decision making process.
ISD’ stands committed to the issues of empowerment of women in Odisha. The primary area of involvement has been strengthening livelihood issues of women, her active participation in decision making process, besides working for the cause of human right issues in general. It has taken up issues like violence against women, domestic violence and trafficking and has tried to create change maker who can ensure the sustainability of the initiative taken at the field level.