An Holistic Approach to Development

MISSION

PIDT has four broad interrelated missions:

Feminization of the Value System for reconstruction of the community and Nation
Feminine values are frequently defined as fostering peace,collaboration, understanding, flexibility, prosperity, inclusiveness and cultural ontinuity. Without identifying these qualities exclusively with women, IDT seeks to strengthen such values in the full society to restore balance where patriarchal emphases on hierarchical structures and self-aggrandizement have led to violence, oppression and the depletion of critical human and natural resources. At the same time, by including women at the forefront of societal transformation and ensuring their ctive participation in both separate and integrated planning bodies, PIDT also aims explicitly to empower women.

Regeneration of the Environment as a means of sustaining the human race
PIDT works to develop an environmental consciousness among the people and to promote eco-friendly lifestyles, herbal medicines, and agricultural production methods that are economically viable and sustainable.

Value-based Education for continuity of action toward social change
PIDT seeks to reawaken consciousness of lost values within society, to generate awareness of environmental, social, and gender issues, to encourage respect for cultural heritage through the retention of traditional skills and enterprises, and to reinvigorate holistic and community-based education toward the development of rightthinking citizenry, cognizant of their power to affect positive change in the world.

Research and Advocacy for peace, sustainability and self-reliance
An integral part of our mission is to draw out the insight that is generated through our experience working with the people and to link this knowledge with the persuaders of civic society to stimulate large-scale change, building bridges between people’s aspirations, actions and movements and developing understanding amongst different sections of the society.