Our Story

RURAL WOMEN DEVELOPMENT TRUST is the registered nonprofit charity organization in Tharamanagalam, Salem District, Tamil Nadu. Dedicated members of the Dalit Arunthathiyar community started the organization in 2000, and in 2005 it achieved registration under The Trust Registration Act of India. It has a central office in Tharamangalam, and conducts ongoing projects in rural remote villages throughout western Salem District. The organization is led primarily by local women—three of the five board members are women. We are working for women and children education and Empowerment.  The primary focus of the organization is the rescue and rehabilitation of Dalit Arunthathiya debt-bonded laborers, an exploited social class that is often treated as slaves.

What We Do

RWDT rescue and rehabilitate Dalit families from bonded labor, stand up against social injustice, to train women with sustainable vocational skills, and help them attain economic independence, access to quality education of their children, and healthcare facilities.

Volunteer with RWDT

The internship / volunteer program at Rural women development trust is designed to offer exposure to students and working professionals from varied academic and professional backgrounds. It is an opportunity for self-driven individuals to transform their passion into results and become a part of the effort to ensure a lasting change for children with intellectual and development challenges.https://ruralwomenindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/RWDT-scaled.jpg

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Legal Awareness program

Despite laws and Supreme Court orders, sanitary workers continue to enter sewers and septic tanks; many have lost their lives in the past two decades while cleaning human waste. Among states, Tamil Nadu has earned Read more…

Flood relief for victims

In the Salem district of Tamilnadu, the livelihood of under privileged Arunthathiyar daily worker are highly affected by the continuous heavy rainfall and floods in last three weeks. In our working villages of Tharamangalam and Read more…

Worker Conference

the spinning and garment women worker were organised as district level federation with 2000 women worker. the continuously demanding their needs to the employer. During the covid season all women workers lost their daily income Read more…

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Tharamangalam (PO), Salem Dt, Tamilnadu, India.
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