Women's Organisations


Sorted alphabetically by name of organisation

All Pakistan Women's Association
67-B Garden Road, Karachi
Tel: 92-021-712991
Promote soci-economic uplift and constitutional rights of women of Pakistan, and their participation in development. Encouragement of good will, understanding and spirit of cooperation. One of the largest national organizations with branches all over the country.

Applied Socio-Economic Research (ASR)
Flat No. 8, 2nd Floor, Sheraz Plaza
Gulberg Main Market-P.O. Box 3154-Gulberg 2
Lahore II

Aurat Foundation
Misbah Tahir
4-A, LDA Flats, Garden View Apart, Lawrence
Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: 92-042-306534;6360352
Fax: 92-042-6278817
To promote awareness among women of all socio-economic levels of their rights and status in society (information dissemination. Extensive training courses conducted at grass-roots level for the empowerment of women.

Aurat Foundation
(Information for Women's Empowerment)
House 14, Street 41
Sector F 6/1
Tel: 815414

House 8, Street 32, F-7/1, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: 92-051-824327
An NGO based in Islamabad. Conducts activities intended to improve conditions of women in the community through training, research, and advocacy.

Centre of Excellence for Women's Studies
University of Karachi

Department of Women 's Studies
Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad
E-mail: qudsiarifat@yahoo.com
Tel: 9257051 or 9257028

Ministry Of Women Development
The objectives are to formulate public policies and laws to meet the special needs of women; to register and assist women's organizations, to undertake and promote projects for providing special facilities for women, to undertake and promote research on their conditions and problem, to represent the country in international organizations dealing with problems of women in bilateral contacts with other countries, to ensure that women's interests and needs are adequately represented in public policy formulation by various organs of government, and to ensure equality of opportunity in education and employment and active participation of women in different spheres of national life.

Pakistan Association for Women's Studies
C-12 Karachi University
#92-21 4981929
E-mail: paws@research.khi.undp.org

Pakistan Federation Of Business And Professional Women
Street 7, Boulevard 4 Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: 92-021-536576
An advocacy and pressure group with a social welfare and development orientation. Concerned to raise status (including economic status) of women by ensuring equal opportunities in education, training, and employment.

Professional Agricultural Women
272/4 Britto Road
Karachi 74800

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
PO Box 374, Quetta, Pakistan.
Tel: 0092 300 551638
Fax: 0092 91 263124
E-mail: rawa@geocities.com
URL: http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3340

SOUL Welfare Organisation
GPO Box 602
Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan.
Fax: 92 41 635093
Email: naeemf@paknetl.ptc.pk
URL: http://www.ptf.hro.nl/~s0470481/insex.html

War Against Rape (WAR)
c/o Dr. Pervaiz Hoodbhoy
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Tel: 92-051213429,213481
Active lobbying, advocacy on women's issues, particularly on rape and violence against women.

e-mail: women_alert@hotmail.com
An on-line pressure group of individuals in Pakistan. Women alert deals with the complexities and issues involving sexual harassment and discrimination against women in all forms, especially at workplace. Women alert is committed to create awareness and bring a behavioral change in the working environment and other places where interaction of the genders is frequent or on regular basis. Women-alert is committed to advocate for the victims and affected individuals against the offences of sexual harassment and discrimination and take effective action against the alleged offender. Women-alert intends to lobby at the policy making level for providing effective measures to protect and remedies to women. Although women-alert is in nascent stages of developing as an effective forum for voicing concerns regarding discrimnation and harassment issues, however, women-alert is the only on-line pressure group in Pakistan of its nature.

P-16 St.3/1 Dawood Nagar(Warispur)
Faisalabad-38090 Pakistan
Tel 9241-729728
WID is by and for women awareness,education and training for their rights and recognitions.WID is educating women for their social and economic independence at the grassroots level.

Women Empowerment, Literacy & Development Organization
39c St 22 Chaklala Scheme III
Rawalpindi 46000
Phone/Fax : 92 51 5509826
URL: http://www.weldo.org
A non profit registered NGO working for women in Pakistan.

Women's Action Forum (WAF)
c/o Samina Rauf
No. 44, St. 12, F(c)6/3, Islamabad
Tel: 92-051-814966; 92-051-827790
Active lobbying, advocacy on behalf of women. Holds demonstrations and public-awareness campaigns.

Women's Division "Research Wing"
Secretariat Of The Government Of Pakistan
44 West, Aaly Plaza, F-6/1

Women's Studies Centre
Quaid-E-Azam University
Tel: 281344/291547
Fax: 281344

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This information was last updated on February 10, 2004.