IZAD is an idea of social change, founded on 22nd August, 2002. ‘IZAD” is an Urdu language word which means ‘Invention’. The organization seeks to endeavour relentlessly to lessen human pain and suffering and to foster development of the weaker sections on a sustained basis. The founder of the organization is backed by the professional education of social work from the Institutes of Social Service, Bihar and had dedicated 17 years of practicing and translating the theory into action.
IZAD founded in 2003, as a social organization, seeking to reach out to the most marginalized and vulnerable communities of the Indian subcontinent. Through the experience gained over the years and through constant evaluation, the organization realized the need to change its approach. Thus, it moved from being a mere funding agency to a development organization. It strives to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable and the backward people through meaningful partnerships with grassroots NGOs and communities.
IZAD is registered under the Societies Registration Act and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. IZAD is a woman headed organization. The secretary of the organization, Ms. Akhtari Begum has been associated with the Centre for World Solidarity in the year 2003. Since then, her vision has been working for women and children of the minority community.