The Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), a non-profit non-governmental organization, was set up as a society in 1964 and 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.
ISST is dedicated to conducting research and action programmes to promote social justice and equity for the under-privileged with a focus on women.
ISST 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.