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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 focus on 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 programmes directing towards 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.


Institute of Social Studies Trust with Heinrich Boll Foundation organizing the 36th Gender and Economic Policy Discussion Forum on the 26th of November. 


Title: ''Shifting Masculinities in  contemporary India and Everyday Implications on Gender Inequalities'' 



Chair & Speaker: DR. RAVI VERMA Regional Director, ICRW Asia regional office 


PROF. RADHIKA CHOPRA Former Professor of Sociology, University of Delhi 

MANAK MATIYANI Executive Director, The YP Foundation 

RENUKA MOTIHAR Independent consultant  

Organized By - Institute of Social Studies Trust [ISST] with Heinrich Boll Foundation [HBF] 

Date: November 26, Friday, 2021 

Time: 6.00 PM to 7.15 PM (On Zoom) 

For Registration


ISST introducing ''Facilitating Gender Transformative Evaluation 2.0'': a self-paced 10-week online course starting on December 1st, 2021. Please see the detailed course brochure to apply online


Instiitute of Social Studies Trust invites you to the Launch of its 10-week online course ''Facilitating Gender Transformative Evaluation 2.0'' on 30th September at 5.30 PM IST

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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