Sindh Development Society

Sindh Development Society (SDS) was formed in 1991 and registered in May 1994 under the Societies Act XXI of 1860, to participate in the process of development and social uplift of the backward areas of the province of Sindh. SDS is one of the few organizations with a wide-range agenda on development. In its short span of existence, SDS has been actively involved in the development projects in the areas of non-formal education, sanitation, environmental protection, human rights, advocacy, political education/awareness, primary health care, capacity building of grass-root local CBOs, disaster relief services.

3.1 Vision

“Develop democratic, fair, tolerant, non-discriminatory peaceful society, which provide space to marginalized sector of society in decision making”

3.2 Mission Statement

“To strengthen the marginalized section of the society to uplift their living standards through participator, sustainable, and integrated development initiatives to ensure and advocate the rights of under privileged section of society”

3.3 Objectives

  • initiate and educate communities into the dynamics of community organizations;
  • Formation and capacitate marginalized groups of the societies to understand their rights through social mobilization and capacity building
  • promote the understanding of the people on socio-political issues;
  • To advocate and ensured participation of marginalized groups for good governance in decision making through socio-political education
  • foster organizational provision of innovative initiatives for women aiming at carving social and economic space for them in the rural polity
  • facilitate NGOs/CBOs in designing long-term programs aiming at the provision of basic civic amenities;
  • enlighten the policy-making bodies and international development agencies about socio-economic developments and issues emerging at the grassroots level;
  • create awareness and promote the concept of good governance among CBOs/NGOs and public representatives;
  • sensitize the human rights, women rights and child rights violation issues in the public;
  • Highlight the socio political issues through media dialogues, public forums, seminars, and advocacy campaign in the existing system; and
  • Lobbying with public representative and official for good governance sustainable human development.

Core Values

Main Themes
§  Women Empowerment
§  Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)
§   Gender Based Violence (GBV)
§   Ending Torture
§   Gender Mainstreaming
§   Induction of Women Bill
§   Livelihood Support
§  Education
§  Advocacy on Education,
§  Fulfillment of MDGs,
§  Right based education.
§  Health
§  Health and Hygiene Education
§  Mental Health
§  Primary Health
§  Reproductive Health
§  Water and Sanitation, etc
§  Human Rights
§  HR education,
§  Conflict resolution,
§  Induction of CRC, CEDAW, UDHR
§  Disaster Response
§  Early Warning
§  Relief
§  Capacity Building
§  Protection & Restoration of Infrastructure
§  Climate change
§  Drought Assessment & Mitigation,
§  Capacity Building,
§  Creating Awareness.
3.6 Legal status
SDS is a non-governmental organization, working since 1991. It is registered under Society Act XXI of 1860 under Registration No. 3182 on 02 May 1994.