Policy of RCPDS
Resource Centre for Participatory Development Studies- RCPDS as a resource organisation with strong commitment to facilitate conducive environment to enable the least and vulnerable, especially dalit, women and children, to participate in the development process. The guiding policies of RCPDS consider women, children, dalit; conservation of natural resource and prevention of HIV/AIDS as cross cutting and non‐negotiable in all its intervention. RCPDS has organisational policy guidelines on Child Rights & Child Protection, Gender Norms, Disaster Preparedness, Finance and Staff Policy.
The mission of RCPDS started since 1997 from its strong roots of advocacy and capacity building of development issues and professionals. RCPDS is linked to various child centred networks in Tamilnadu as well at the National level specially to ensure protection and participation. As part of its strategy and visionary growth, RCPDS discussed about evolving appropriate policy guidelines on key thrust areas of child development and rights based approach.