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Human Development and Research Centre (HDRC) is registered under aegis of St. Xavier’s Non-formal Education Society (SXNFES) in 1977. With historical legacy of behaviour science and non-formal education, we are known as HDRC widely than SXNFES. HDRC has become well known with ‘Golana case’, referring to massacre of people belonging to scheduled caste (Dalits) and legal battle for the rights of Dalits who are socially excluded,  treated as ‘untouchable’ and discriminated based on caste ideology in all spheres of life.

The beginning of 21st century has brought out more challenges for the development sector, namely, earthquake in 2001, communal violence in 2002 and Scheduled Tribe (Adivasi) demanding forest rights and cultivation of forest land, issue of child labour in international market and boycott of products wherein children have been engaged and mutli-fold increase in violence against women. HDRC has contributed significantly in area of Human Rights, Social Justice, Governance and Microfinance with community mobilisation, organization, research, legal action, advocacy with the state and creating people’s movement to achieve their rights for integrated development. Being an organization of Society of Jesus, it has continued historical legacy of conducting academic courses to create cadre for development sector

Mission statement
The Human Development and Research Centre is a secular, non-denominational, voluntary organization which exists to empower marginalized communities, particularly Dalits, Tribals, OBCs, minorities, women and children of these communities to bring about social change, by conceiving and conducting programmes of an educational nature, facilitating peop...
Stories From the Field
BANASKANTHA DISTRICT Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Work in Banaskantha The heavy rains in Gujarat after the 24th of July, 2017 have led to the destruction of houses, property and the loss of lives across the stat...
Banaskantha Flood Relief 29th July,2017 The assessment process of flood affected areas is taken care of by a group of volunteers from different organizations. Number of interior villages have remained unreached yet.&nb...
 The various teams sent to the affected villages in the Banaskantha area have sent in their assessments and lists of requirements for the affected families. The reports show that the number of affected families from...
Alice Morris (Director, HDRC) visited Gola, Vasan & Aeta villages of Dhanera Taluka: Due to heavy rains between 20 and 27 July 2017, severe damage & losses have occurred in the rural & urban areas of Gujara...
 Team Members: Sangeeta Parmar, Priyanka Christian, Joseph Patelia Day 1: 1st day of a meeting was in Tharad block, wherein Khanpur, Nagla, Dodgam and Morikha (Vav) are the villages that have been highly affecte...
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