Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
Equal land rights for women
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SDF is a humanist organisation working to impart scientific education among people to eradicate superstition and myths regarding women and vulnerable sections of society. Agrarian reform with a gender sensitivity is one of the prime focus of SDF, apart from the right to food, secular values and the development of a scientific temper among the communities they work with, such as tribals, Dalits, women, minorities and other backward communities in India like fishermen, scavengers and women from the Muslim community.
The objectives driving the work of the SDF over the last ten years have been: promoting the human-rights education of the masses, particularly among Dalits, Adivasis, women and minorities in the rural areas through the Panchayati Raj system; developing young trainers in raising violations of the human rights of the rural poor, as well as in rights advocacy and campaigning; furthering sustainable development through an environmentally friendly and participatory approach, focusing on right to food, natural resource management and rights of the physically disabled and of other marginalized groups, through highlighting their cases in the media.
Its constituencies include tribal peoples, Dalits, women, minorities, and marginalized communities.