About Us

Women’s Emancipation and Development Trust (WED TRUST) is a registered grass root non-governmental organization founded on 9th October 1992 under Indian Trust Act (Reg.No. (26/92) with the vision of building a gender just society with self sustained, economically independent, socially dignified and politically empowered women. WED Trust was constituted by a group of women right activists under the joint leadership of Ms. N. Logamani, M.A., B.Ed., and Mr. PS. Dharma Neethi, M.Sc., B.L., C.G.T.

The Founders hails from client community known as Piranmalai Kallar native of Usilampatti taluk, Madurai Dt. which has been enjoyed many troubles when it has been put under Denotified Tribes during British rule.  Usilampatti was well known for female foeticide and infanticide as a socially sanctioned practices and violence against women and they both had the chance of experiencing them through their own families. They worked with NGOs for few years and gained experience in interventions, social actions and implementing projects intended to promote empowerment. Having found that the female infanticide is widely practiced by their own community, founders of WED Trust dedicated themselves to stop these injustice to the innocent women  of the society, developed their own improved ways of save the girl children’s life and finding solutions for remove female foeticide, infanticide and violence against women. The board of Trust targeted Chellampatti and Usilampatti Blocks under Usilampatti Taluk of Madurai District, Tamilnadu, India for intervention because of the area’s urgent need for preventing Female Infanticide, Feticide and all forms of violence against women.

WED Trust believes in participatory approach and applies same in all programs. The Trust Board has 5 Trustees who are well educated of which four are women who meets thrice a year to plan, approve and appraise the progress of its activities.