WORD(Women’s Organisation for Rural Development) is an NGO working with the socially excluded dalits and tribal’s and economically deprived vulnerable communities of Odisha for their development and empowerment.
WORD is a Society Registered Under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 in Koraput District, exist to enhance the effectiveness and capacities of the grassroots as policy makers by making them aware of their rights and responsible towards their duties.
WORD was initiated by a group of grass root women from Koraput district in 1991 with a purpose of building a collective of women to address the issue of poverty and discrimination in Laxmipur Block.
WORD visualizes itself as a People’s Initiative for addressing these issues without discriminating on the basis of caste, colour, creed, gender, religion or region and ensuring Justice, peace, equality and fraternity.
WORD is a registered organization under Societies Registration Act in Koraput , FCRA and Income Tax 12 A and satisfies all the legal provisions of running a society.
WORD has good rapport with the community, other civil societies and government institutions and converges and synergize for the overall development of the communities in Koraput District.
“WORD is committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
disability, or any other protected status with respect to projects implementation,
recruitment, hiring, upgrades, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment or service.
This policy complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in supporting the most vulnerable people in the society.
The Organization values people from diverse backgrounds, working to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect.