FSD is a Registered Non--‐Profit Organisa5on and it is a peoples--‐based grassroots network for ensuring economic equality, human dignity, indigenous iden5ty and establishing social jus5ce with cons5tu5onal rights for Scheduled Tribes of India. Promo5on of tribal women leadership by enhancing livelihoods, improving socio--‐economic condi5ons of weaker sec5ons and comba5ng bonded labour system through implementa5on of ,the Bonded Labour System Aboli5on Act to build a society with social jus5ce is our vision.




Implementing the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act to prevent human trafficking & bonded labour system:-
FSD is working in Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States among the vulnerable community to prevent the bonded labour system & to fight against human trafficking along with legal systems. Till now we have rescued over 4000 bonded labourers with the cooperation of the concern government departments by implementing the laws.


Promoting rights of the adolescents’ girls & empowering vulnerable women to overcome poverty and for gender equality:-
FSD is functioning in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh among the rural and tribal women to empower with skill development trainings and campaign to prevent violence on women. We have reached over 40,000 people and promoted various types of income generation activities.


Promoting Mother-Tongue Based Multi-Lingual Education (MTMLE) by execution of the National ECCE policy:-
FSD is operating with the National Advocacy Council for Development of Indigenous People (NACDIP) in various states to promote mother tongue based multilingual education for the best future of tribal children in line with the national Early Childhood Care & Education Policy and reaching over 36000 tribal kids by building nutritional care and a strong educational foundation with mother tongue education.


Ensuring proper implementation of the Forest Rights Act for the livelihoods and land based economic development of adivasis:-
FSD is implementing The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 in various parts of the tribal districts covering Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh through networking\ strategies for claiming individual land rights and community rights for the livelihoods development and to increase peoples participation in Gramshabas functions for their traditional culture and community based empowerment.


Enhancing people’s participation in protection & conservation of natural resources to combat global warming and climate change:-
FSD is creating public awareness for the protection of natural resources, promotion of tree plantation activities, development of forest green cover and enhancing traditional agricultural activities by conserving the common property resources. Government officers, panchayats, village people, students, teachers, farmers and community activists are encouraged to involve in conservation process.