SLD is a Delhi-based labour rights organisation, that believes in equitable development through social and economic well-being of labour, migrants, and women workers; and through cultural renewal among disenfranchised people. SLD is a national organisation that originated with a focus on the National Capital Region and works with partners in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Kerala.
SLD engages in its work through collaboration and long-term coalition-building, with a focus on the rights of workers and marginalised people. We work at the grassroots and believe in an Asian framework for engaging Internationally.
SLD collaborates with various Labour Rights and Social Justice organisations, to develop a grassroots model of solidarity based on principles of respect, reciprocity and autonomy.
SOCIETY FOR LABOUR AND DEVELOPMENT IS A PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST (NO: 12756/2006), REGISTERED WITH THE OFFICE OF THE SUB-REGISTRAR-I, NEW DELHI.PERMITTED TO RECEIVE FOREIGN GRANTS VIDE FCRA REGISTRATION NO:231661078. TAX EXEMPTION (U/S 12AA). DONATIONS TO SLD ARE EXEMPT FROM INCOME TAX U/S 80G OF THE INCOME TAX ACT.
The Society for Labor and Development is connecting the grassroots to the global through research and action. They are internationally recognized for their cutting edge research on migration and labor issues and their critical support for labor rights on global supply chains. Through their internship programs they are also training the next generation of advocates and organizers for migrant workers.
Jennifer Rosenbaum Legal and Policy Director, National Guestworker Alliance (US)
SLD is one of the rare labour rights organisations that combines meticulous and empirical research with labour rights advocacy and mobilisation. In times when labour rights are being subverted and more and more labour is being pushed to the informal sector, SLD's work is of immense value.
Jamal Kidwai Director, AMAN Trust
“I am proud to be associated with Nari Shakti Manch. The organization has encouraged me to be a powerful woman.”
Jaba Khatun Domestic Worker from Nathupur, Gurgaon
"I feel good to be associated with the Nari Shakti Manch. The organization helped me get my three months’ back wages. The organisation made me feel I too am a human being and deserve dignity and respect. “