Organizations with programs or projects related to women's
rights and women's participation in politics, governance and decision-making
Latif Welfare Society
uplift and constitutional rights of women of Pakistan, and their
participation in development. Encouragement of goodwill and understanding
and the spirit of cooperation. One of the largest national organizations
with branches all over the country
Address: A/273, Block 3, Gulshan-e-Iqbal,,Karachi,
75300, Sindh, Pakistan.
Pakistan Women Association-NWFP
Address: APWA House, Saddar Road,Peshawar
Cantt, 25100, NWFP, Pakistan.
Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation (APISF) is
a civil society organization committed to women's empowerment in
society. The Foundation sees this empowerment in the context of
women's participation in governance at all levels, which requires
increasing their knowledge, their share in resources andvtheir role
in management of institutions.The enabling environment for enhancing
this shift towards women's effective role in governance is a political
and social framework that facilitates a more active role for citizens
in the affairs of the country. Address: 8-B LDA Garden View Apartments,
Lawrence Road, Lahore 54000, Punjab, Pakistan
An NGO based in Islamabad. Conducts activities intended to improve
conditions of women in the community through training, research,
Address: House 8, Street 32, F-7/1,
Contacts: Dr. Umbreen Ahmed, Dr.
Fauzia Saeed, Shazreh Hussain Bushra Khan
Literacy Community Council
Address: E-105/A-9,Lahore, , Punjab,
Commission for Human Development
Among its major projects are Non-formal Basic Education,
and Urban Sanitation. In 1999, it conducted a research study on
Women and Politics in Pakistan.
Address: 20/A/Block, Model Town,Lahore,
Address: 107, Tipu Block, New Garden
Town, Lahore, 54600, Punjab, Pakistan
Tel: 92- 42-5838341 / 5865969
Kor Women and Children Development Programme
Address: 149, K-3, Phase III, Street
No 10, Hayatabad,Peshawar, 25000, NWFP, Pakistan.
Address: D-1, court View Apartment,
Opposite Sindh Assembly Building, Court Road,Karachi, 74200, Sindh,
Tel: 92-21-5685824, 5219902
of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education
Minister: Attiya Inayatullah
Address: State Life
Building No.5, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Commission on the Status of Women
It endeavors, in partnership with civil society and the government,
to overcome obstacles to gender equality. The Commission promotes
initiatives for empowerment of women and ensure their fundamental
human rights in order to facilitate and environment in which women
realize their full potential and participate equally with men to
create and sustain a social order envisaged by the enlightened values
enshrined in Islam.
Address: 9E Rizwan Plaza, Jinnah
Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Tel: 92-51-9210075, 9206328
Fax: 92-51-9208635, 9203376
Research and Development Foundation (NRDF)
Address: 25, Siayal Flats, Jamrud
Road,Peshawar, , NWFP, Pakistan
Tel: 91-844585, 091-43091
Development Organization (OMEED)
Address: H No 1165, Bageecha Mirza
Jan, Inside Daulagate,Multan, , Punjab, Pakistan
Academy of Social Sciences
Research Studies: Women Empowerment for Poverty Alleviation,
Meeting the Challenges for Female Development
Address: 226, Munir Road, Lahore
Cantt, Lahore, 54810, Punjab, Pakistan.
Women Lawyers Association (PAWLA)
Misinterpretation of Islam by obscurantism religious leaders results
in laws that damage the status of women. Family Laws, Zinna Ordinance
and Laws of Evidence are the case examples of defective laws. PAWLA,
vehemently announces its war against such derogatory laws, and is
fighting for women’s rights. To strengthen the cause of law reforms,
PAWLA is actively involved in lobbying, advocacy and networking
with the other NGOs. A number of conferences, seminars workshop
are held to propagate law reforms.
Address: 710, Kashif Center, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi, 75530, Sindh, Pakistan.
Gah, Women Resource Centre
Research Studies: Women Law and Status: Discriminatory
Customary Practices Against Women; and Women Law and Status: Women
Address: F/25-A, Block 9 Clifton,
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Simorgh-Women Resources Publication Centre
Themes of Major Projects: Violence Against Women; and Gender Equality
and the Judiciary
Address: P.O.Box 3328, Gulberg II,
Lahore, 3328, Punjab, Pakistan.
Sindh Development Society
Major Projects: Violence Against Women, Legal Aid Centre
for Women, Campaign Against Karo Kari
Address: Flat-2, Block-A, Bhittai
Nagar, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
Social Development Foundation of
Address: H.#7 GREEN TOWN ARIFWALA.DISST.
PAKPATTAN, ARIFWALA, 57450, Punjab, Pakistan.
Women's Action Forum (WAF)
advocacy on behalf of women. Holds demonstrations and public-awareness
Contact: Samina Rauf
Address: c/o Samina Rauf, No. 44,
St. 12, F©6/3, Islamabad
Tel: 92-051-814966; 92-051-827790
Employee Welfare Association (WEWA)
WEWA is established in 1992 to organise women and women workers
and raise awareness among women to solve their problems in society
and ensure their participation as full and active partner, by
providing more equitable platform for development with the process
of basic education and training in community and society. It
was registered with Social Welfare Department of Punjab in 1996.
2/136-A, Aman Park Bahgbanpura, Lahore. Pakistan
Education and Development Association
Address: 25-B,Lahore, 54000, Punjab,