The Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), a non-profit non-governmental
organization, was registered as a Trust in 1980.
Our main office is located in New Delhi. We have a field office in East Delhi
and a branch office in Bangalore.
is dedicated to conducting research and action programmes to promote social justice
and equity for the under-privileged with a focus on women.
attempts to bridge the gaps between research, action and policy debate, with a
focus on issues concerning the poor, especially women. We believe that academic
research can provide valuable inputs into grassroots activism and policy debate,
but equally that activist experience and policy concerns need to influence the
directions of research. ISST, thus, positions itself at the interface between
research, action and policy.