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ISST is a not-for-profit, non-government organization, registered as a Public Charitable Trust in 1980.
ISST has been consistently working towards bringing social change with a focus on the livelihood, work, and well-being of vulnerable communities. It attempts to bridge the gap between research, action, and policy debate, especially on issues concerning women, children, and other marginalized communities through a gender transformative approach. It does so through empirical research as well as community development programs. Presently ISST is engaged in a range of macro and micro-level research including a range of community development programs directed toward the social and economic empowerment of women, adolescents, and children.

Our head office is located at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. ISST’s field office or community centers (Saathi Centre and Yuva Saathi Centre) are in Kalyanpuri, New Delhi.


We are happy to announce that the Applications for Facilitating Gender Transformative Evaluation 2.0 course are now open. Request you to circulate the same in your network. A brief about the course and application details are given below:

FGTE 2.0 introduces its participants to the concepts of both gender and evaluation and will enable them to bring in a critical gender transformative lens when conducting evaluations. In particular, the course introduces feminist evaluation ethics and principles, as well as an array of evaluation approaches. The course draws upon diverse frameworks, methodologies, and tools like the Change Matrix, Outcome mapping, Utilization focused evaluation, and using participatory tools which focus on equity and inclusiveness, key principles of gender transformative evaluations (GTE).

Who can apply?

  • Participants residing in South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan & Bhutan),
  • Beginner to mid-level professionals with around 5 years of work experience,
  • Some past experience in project/program management/conducting monitoring & evaluation,
  • Familiarity with & use of Gender theories and concepts,
  • Proficiency in English (written, spoken & comprehension) will be required,
  • Willing to devote adequate time for the course and its requirements.

How to apply?

If you think you meet the above criteria and are committed to devoting adequate time towards learning the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of gender transformative evaluations, then please apply by filling in the form and sending your resume along with one reference letter (preferably from your employer, supervisor, or someone who is familiar with your work).

Access the Course Brochure, Faculty Brochure, Application form as well as Testimonials from the previous course here.

Please share the information about the course in your network and feel free to contact us if you have any queries."



We are excited to bring to you the second iteration of Women and Work Course, this year, a residential certificate course in Delhi !

If you or your organization’s work involves engagement with women/ gender/ livelihood/ work or all of the above and you are interested in indulging in depth with the intersection of gender with work, this course is for you!

Our 9-day residential certificate course Women + Work: Making it Count is open for application. This learning experience has been co-created by ISST with support and guidance from the field experts and practitioners.

What is Women and Work Course?

Women and Work is a contemporary, dynamic, evolving, perspective-building course developed by ISST, deriving from its 40-years of learning experience through research in the domain of women and work. The main objectives of the course are to-

  1. Link research and data with on-ground experiences of women, practitioners and activists.
  2. Create structural understanding of women’s work to bring forth recognition and visibility.
  3. Create linkages between macro structures and micro work locations and equip participants with tools for discernment of the complex relationship between identity and work in diverse settings.

Who should apply?
The course is curated specifically for activists, practitioners, policymakers, community organisers and researchers based in South Asia. If you are a development sector professional working in the domains of gender, economy, livelihood, skilling, work, labour rights and/or gendered data and have direct engagement with women in the grassroots- this course is for you. We especially welcome applications from marginalised groups, including women, queer, non-binary and trans persons.

What does the learning journey look like?

It is a nine-day Residential Course in Delhi. The focus of this course is not on providing information alone but to facilitate a dynamic space for participants to engage in and capacitate them with necessary perspective, vocabulary and tools to appropriately frame and approach emerging debates/ discourses on women and work; and make informed strategies within their work.

Is there a course fee?

The Course itself is free of cost but we expect all participants to be able to bear the cost of travel to the residence in Delhi. We offer some travel support for grassroot organisations and early career researchers.

How can you apply?

Please  apply by 7 October 2022.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview. If selected, you will be notified over email by 20th Oct, 2022.

For more details on the course and how to apply, Read our FAQ document and Call for Applications; or Scan the QR code.

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In Recognition of our work we have been Conferred NGO Consultative Status(II) by the United Nations

Community Outreach

ISST's community outreach programme was initiated in 2000 in three slum communities in the Trans Yamuna region: West Vinod Nagar resettlement colony, Sonia camp and Nehru camp. ... Read More