Women's Organization


Aasthan Latif Welfare Society
Promotes socio-economic 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
Tel: 92-300-8240229
Fax: 92-21-5675251
Email: alast@mail.com

Web: www.alast.atfreeweb.com

All Pakistan Women Association- NWFP
The association promotes socio-economic uplift and constitutional rights of women in Pakistan and their participation in development. It also promotes good will, understanding and spirit of cooperation. It is one of the largest national organization of women in Pakistan.
Address: 67 B Garden Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: 92-021-712991

Aurat Foundation
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
Tel: 92- 42-6306534
Fax: 92- 42-6278817
Email: apisf@brain.net.pk

An NGO based in Islamabad. Conducts activities intended to improve conditions of women in the community through training, research, and advocacy.
Address: House 8, Street 32, F-7/1, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: 92-051-824327
Contacts: Dr. Umbreen Ahmed, Dr. Fauzia Saeed, Shazreh Hussain Bushra Khan

Web: www.bedari.tk (in Arabic)

Bunyad Literacy Community Council (BLCC)
BLCC is a non-governmental and non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of literacy in Pakistan.
Address: E-105/A-9,Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Tel: 92- 42-5600621, 5600692
Fax: 92- 42-5600293
Email: bunyad@brain.net.pk
Web: www.bunyad.org.pk

Citizen's 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, Punjab, Pakistan
Tel: 92-42-5825242
Fax: 92-42-5825242

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
In 1997 and 1998, one of its major activities focused on Women in Politics.
Address: 107, Tipu Block, New Garden Town, Lahore, 54600, Punjab, Pakistan
Tel: 92- 42-5838341 / 5865969
Fax: 92- 42-5883582
Email: hrcp@cyber.net.pk

Khwendo Kor Women and Children Development Programme
Khwendo Kor (Sisters Home) was established to with the objective of disseminating and promoting female education in one of the most underdeveloped and impoverished segments of Pakistan's society.
Address: 149, K-3, Phase III, Street No 10, Hayatabad, Peshawar, 25000, NWFP, Pakistan.
Tel: 91-818374
Email: khwendokor@hotmail.com

Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA)
LHRLA is a non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental organization consists of dedicated lawyers, professionals and activists. It intervenes with the philosophy that all human beings are created equal and have certain inherent rights, violations of which cannot be justified in any context.
Address: D-1, court View Apartment, Opposite Sindh Assembly Building, Court Road, Karachi, 74200, Sindh, Pakistan.
Tel: 92-21-5685824, 5219902
Fax: 92-21-5685938
Email: lhrla@fascom.com

Web: www.lhrla.sdnpk.org

Ministry of Women Development, Social Welfare and Special Education
Pakistan's national machinery for the advancement of women.
Address: State Life Building No.5, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: 92-51-9211145-0092-51-9211159
Fax: 92-51-9206462-009251-9203132
Email: mowdswse@comsats.net.pk

National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW)
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
Email: addlsecy@isb.comsats.net.pk
Web: www.ncsw.gov.pk

National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF)

NRDF's research and development focuses on the following areas: advocacy, education, environment, human rights, information dissemination, institution building, religion and women.
Address: 25, Siayal Flats, Jamrud Road,Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan
Tel: 91-844585, 091-43091
Fax: 91-42176
Email: tahseen@nrdf-t.pwr.sdnpk.undp.org, nrdf@psh.paknet

Omeed Development Organization (OMEED)

OMEED's areas of work include: advocacy, agriculture, credit/micro finance, culture, education, environment, health, human rights, poverty alleviation, women and development and emergency relief.
Address: H No 1165, Bageecha Mirza Jan, Inside Daulagate, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Tel: 92-61-512358/584644

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.
Tel: 92-42-6670887
Fax: 92-42-6661817
Email: bunyad@brain.net.pk, bunyad@natlink.net.pk

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.
Te: 92-21-5213533,5673286
Fax: 92-21-5673286
Email: pawla@fascom.com
Web: www.pawla.sdnpk.org

Shirkat Gah, Women Resource Centre
Research Studies: Women Law and Status: Discriminatory Customary Practices Against Women; and Women Law and Status: Women and Governance
Address: 68 Tipu Block, New Garden Town, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Tel: 92-21-570619/579211

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.
Tel: 92-42-5750879
Fax: 92-427577195

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.
Tel: 92-221-616784
Email: sds.hyd.sind@usa.net

Social Development Foundation of Pakistan
Address: H.#7 Green Town, Arifwala District, Pakpatan, Punjab, Pakistan
Tel 92-446-33987/34487
Fax: 92-446-34487
Email: khichius@yahoo.com

Women's Action Forum (WAF)
Active lobbying, advocacy on behalf of women. Holds demonstrations and public-awareness campaigns.
Contact: Samina Rauf
Address: Basement 103, 1/A Main, Boulevard Gulberg II, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: 92-051-814966; 92-051-827790

Women Education and Development Association
Address: 25-B,Lahore, 54000, Punjab, Pakistan.
Tel: 92-300-9448675
Email: wedapak@hotmail.com


Center for Asia Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP)
CAPWIP is a non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental regional organization dedicated to promoting the equal participation of women in politics and decision-making.
Address: 4227-4229 Tomas Claudio Street Baclaran, Paranaque City 1700 Philippines
Tel (632) 8516934
Fax (632) 8322112
Email: capwip@capwip.org
Web: www.capwip.org; www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org
Executive Director: Sylvia Muñoz-Ordoñez

Center for Legislative Development (CLD)
CLD envisions a society where responsive and gender-fair legislation is enacted by democratically elected and functioning legislatures with genuine people's participation in the decision-making process to promote equality, development, and peace for all.
Address: Suite 1703 MPO Bldg. San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600 Philippines
Tel: (632) 6872083
Tele/Fax: (632) 6872082
Email: cld@info.com.ph, rcld@info.com.ph, cld98@codewan.com.ph

Web: www.cld.org

Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines
A national federation of grassroots women's organizations that advocates for women's rights and focuses on the importance of addressing women's practical and strategic needs through political participation and policy reform.
Address: 4-A Maalindog Street UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel:(632) 4364384/ 9271766
Email: dswp@siw.org.ph

General Assembly Binding Women for Reforms, Integrity, Equality, Leadership and Action (GABRIELA)
It envisions a truly democratic government, representative of and participated in by grassroot women and women from all sectors and classes of society, a government that provides support systems for women, initiates programs and policies in consultation with women and promotes equality between women and men.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4386, Manila 2800 Philippines
Office Address: 35 Scout Delgado, Roxas District 1103 Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: (632) 371 2302/(632) 374 3451/ (632) 374 3452
Fax: (632) 374 4423
Email: gabwomen@yahoo.com
Web: http://members.tripod.com/~gabriela_p/

National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)
The Philippines' national machinery for the advancement of women. NCRFW is an advisory body to the President and cabinet on policies and programmes for the advancement of women. It conducts policy studies and lobbying for the issuance of executive and legislative measures concerning women. It also manages a clearinghouse and information centre on women.
Address: 1145 J.P. Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila 1005, Philippines
Tel: (632) 7358917
Fax: (632) 7364449
Email: pdd@ncrfw.gov.ph; edo@ncrfw.gov.ph
Web: www.ncrfw.gov.ph
Chairperson: Ms. Myrna Yao

The National Council of Women of the Philippines (NCWP)
The Council's mission is to develop the capabilities of women's non-government organizations and consolidate their efforts and involvement towards the promotion of well-being of its constituents, communities and the nation. Ultimately, the Council envisions the full integration of women in society through active participation in the decision-making process; inclusion of women's programs into the government's plan and women's direct involvement in all stages of development.
Address: Women and Youth Development Center, DSWD Nayon ng Kabataan Compound, Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Pasay City, Philippines
Tel: (632) 7318488
Fax: (632) 7404676
Email: mty@richwell.net

Al- Mujadillah Development Foundation/PILIPINA-Marawi
Address: Al-Mujadilah Development.Foundation., 314 Quezon Avenue, Marinaut St., Marawi City
Tel/Fax: (6363) 520589
Mobile: (63918) 4907799

Asian Women Human Rights Council (Manila Secretariat) (AWHRC)
Address: 934 D Tuazon Bldg corner 20th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City 
Tel: 632 4394156
Fax: 632 9125258
Email: awhrc@phil.gn.apc.org

BATIS Center for Women
The objectives of the BATIS Center for Women is to assist women victims of exploitation and educate the general public on the plight of women migrants.
Address: Room 711, Don Santiago Building, 1344 Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila
Email: batis@phil.gn.apc.org

Bukluran ng Kababaihan Sa Lansangan (BUKAL) (Association of Women in the Street)
They are involved in an on-going project to organize sex workers in their area, and to provide them with the opportunity to further their education and become more computer literate.
Address: 26-C Mabilis Street, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City
Tel: 632 9214974
Email: bukal_qc@yahoo.com

Center for Women's Resources (CWR)
Center for Women's Resources promotes the full participation of the Filipino women in the movement for their genuine liberation and in the overall transformation of a just and free Philippine society, it responds to specific needs of women from differe nt sectors in collaboration with institutions, community, and volunteer groups concerned with programs for women's development. The Center organizes education and training workshops, conducts participatory research, and publishes journals and articles on the current pressing issues.
Address: 127-B Scout Fuentebella Street, Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City
Tel: 632 4112796
Fax: 632 9261956

Coalition Against Trafficking of Women-Asia Pacific (CATW-AP)
CATW-AP is an international network of feminist groups, organizations and individuals fighting the sexual exploitation of women globally.  Sexual exploitation --especially prostitution and trafficking-- violates women's human rights and is a severe form of discrimination.
Address: Room 308, Sterten Place, 116 Maginhawa Street, Teacher's Village, Quezon City
Tel: 632 4269873
Fax: 632 4342149
Email: catw-ap@catw-ap.org
Web: www.catw-ap.org

Cordillera Women's Education and Resource Center
CWERC is a feminist organisation mainly engaged in raising social and feminist awareness on indigenous women in Cordillera. It organises education and training workshops. It conducts research and advocacy campaign on women's indigenous issues. It also provides library services and publications.
Address: 16 Loro Street, Dizon Subdivision, 2600 Baguio City
Tel: 63 74 442 5278
Fax: 63 74 4443362
Email: cwerc@skyinet.net

Development Institute for Women in the Philippines, Philippine Women's University
The Institute aims to : 1) examine critically existing assumptions about the nature of women and men and the conventional methods used in their education, 2) create a balance in the presentation of women and men in existing academic disciplines, 3) develop courses that can give students a fuller understanding of their options as human beings and thereby correct gender-role differentiation and stereotyping, 4) develop Philippine-based materials for women's studies, 5) develop a center for the training of women's studies teachers and researchers, 6) contribute to women's studies scholarship through research and faculty and research exchange, 7) provide channels for the flow of information and insight about women from the academy to the community and vice-versa, and 8) network with domestic and overseas women's studies centers.
Address: Taft Avenue corner J. Nakpil Street, Malate, City of Manila
Tel: 632 5213383
Fax: 632 5224002

Institute for Social Studies and Action (ISSA)
Address: 29 Magiting corner Mahiyain Streets, Teacher's Village East, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 632 4367017
Fax: 632 9216170
Email: issa@pacific.net.ph

Institute of Women's Studies, St. Scholastica's College
Given the constitutional provision of the equality of women and men in the Philippines, the Institute focuses on contributing to the realization of this provision by : awakening consciousness to and providing understanding of the woman question through a formal institutional educational strategy, conducting research and study pertaining to gender issues, initiating and administering projects promoting the cause of women, and providing for outreach programs to serve women outside the formal educational institution. IWS is a training institute in Women's Studies. It focuses on three programmes: research and publication, seminar and training, resource and development. It manages and maintains a library and documentation centre on women and religion in the Philippines.
Address: 931 Estrada Street, Malate, Manila
Tel: 632 5223551
Fax: 632 5212593
Email: iws@phil.gn.apc.org

Isis International Manila
Isis International strengthens South to South and South to North linkages, aiming to enhance the capacity of the global women's movement. Isis focuses on old and new issues facing women and women's organizations. Isis maintains information resources and electronic databases, and provides library services to women's organizations.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1837 Quezon City Main P.O.1100 Quezon City
Address: 3 Marunong Street Bgy. Central District,Quezon City 1100
Tel: 632 435 3405; 4353408
Fax: 632 924 1065
Email: info@isiswomen.org
Web: www.isiswomen.org

Ing Makababaying Aksyon (IMA) Foundation
IMA is a Pampango term for mother, a fitting name for a feminist service institution that seeks to empower women and work for a society that genuinely recognises and upholds women's rights, equality and equity. It provides services that aims to empower, develop and advocate for self-reliance and strengthen the self-determination of women's organisations, groups and individuals to address certain economic political and socio-cultural structures that cause women's vulnerability to exploitation, oppression and subordination.
Address: Women's Development and Resource Center, Misael St., Diamond Park, Diamond Subdivision Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Tel: (045) 322-3983; 892-2253
Tel/Fax: (045) 322-3820
E-mail: imafound@mozcom.com
Website: http://www.ima.org.ph

The Asian Center for Women's Human Rights (ASCENT)
ASCENT was set up to respond to the training needs of women's organisations in Asia on human rights standards. ASCENT uses the human rights system to monitor, investigate, document, report and enforce women's human rights. It has developed a women's human rights defenders programme that gives women's rights training including understanding of and access to, UN system and international human rights standards and mechanisms.
Address: 227 J.P. Rizal Street, Project 4, 1109 Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: 913-70-12
Fax: 437-4420
E-mail: awcf@pacific.net.ph
Website: http://www.asiacaucus.net.ph/awcf.htm

Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APC-WNSP Philippines)
APC-WNSP is aa global network of women who support women networking for social change and women's empowerment, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Address: 34 Lipa Street, Phil-Am Subdivision, 1100 Quezon City

Ugnayan ng Kababaihan sa Pulitika (UKP)
The Ugnayan ng Kababaihan sa Pulitika (UKP) is a broad alliance of women from the academe, non-governmental organizations, and the various branches of government which aims to increase the participation of women in politics and public policy. The main activities of UKP are focused on undertaking research and establishing a database on women in politics in the Philippines, conducting training for women on electoral politics and advocating for the elimination of barriers and all forms of discrimination which prevents women from seeking and winning elective positions both national and local.
Address: 101 Hyacinth Street, Roxas District, Quezon City
Tel/Fax: 632 3714064
Email: ukp@kababaihan.org
Web: www.kababaihan.org/ukp

Young Women's Christian Association of the Philippines Inc.
Address: 880 UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila
Tel: 632 5231467
Email: ywcaphil@broline.com

Women's Legal Education, Advocacy and Defense (WOMENLEAD)
Address: Unit 3-D VSI Building, Diliman, 1101 Quezon City
Tel: 632 9246045
Email: womenlead@hotmail.com

Women's Feature Services (WFS)
Address: 313 E.Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel: 632 4349310; Fax: 632 9299734
Email: wfs@pacific.net.ph

The country's first national feminist organization.
Address: Room 303, Philippine Social Science Center Building, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City Philippines
Tel: (632) 9276349
Email: pilipina@codewan.com.ph

Pilipina Legal Resource Center (PLRC)
It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that uses the law for the empowerment and development of women and disadvantaged communities. It conducts legal literacy in the form of the Women's Paralegal Institute for grassroots women and the Women's Institute for law and Development (WILD) for those in various professions. PLRC undertakes various researches on the issues of women's rights, development, and social justice.
Address: 2/F G&L Building, Bonifacio St., 8000 Davao City Philippines
Telefax: (63 82) 224-3238
E-mail: plrcphil@gatesway.com

Sama-samang Inisyatiba ng Kababaihan sa Pagbabago ng Batas at Lipunan (SIBOL)
Address: c/o Kalayaan Office, 41 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: (632) 435-2019, 434-0602
Fax: (632) 435-2019
Email: kalayaan@skyinet.net

Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panlegal - Women's Unit (SALIGAN)
SALIGAN is a legal resource non-governmental organization doing developmental legal work with farmers, workers, the urban poor, women, and local communities.
Address: GF Hoffner Building, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel/Fax: 632 426-6124
Email: saligan@saligan.org
Web: www.saligan.org

Women's Action Network for Development (WAND)
WAND empowers women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs
Address: 10 MakaDiyos Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Tel: (632) 4331185, (632) 9251410
Fax: (632) 4331160
Email: ktwand@codewan.com.ph, wand3pil@codewan.com.ph

Women's Education, Development, Productivity and Research Organization (WEDPRO)
WEDPRO a feminist NGO that focuses issues on prostitution and trafficking. It helps build women's organisational capabilities and skills towards long-term empowerment. It engages in action research, trainings and community-based education as facilitators of women's indigenous ways and wisdom so that women and other disadvantaged sectors can crystallise and systematise the knowledge they create.
Tel/Fax: 927-5572
E-mail: wedpro@pacific.net.ph

Women's Crisis Center (WCC)
WCC is a non-stock, non-profit private institution with a firm commitment to end violence against women and to work towards a just and humane society. It is the first ever Crisis Centre in the Philippines for women survivors of rape, battering, incest sexual harassment, prostitution and sex trafficking. It provides the most critical services needed immediately by a woman who is in crisis as a result of violence and abuse.
Address: 7th Floor East Avenue Medical Center, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel/Fax: 924-9315
E-mail: wccmanila@pacific.net.ph

University of the Philippines Center for Women's Studies (UPCWS)
UPCWS encourages and strengthens teaching, research extension work and advocacy on and for women at the University of the Philippines. It has a substantial collection of research monographs and papers on women, gender and related issues.
Address: Magsaysay corner Ylanan Avenue University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: (632) 920 6950
Fax: (632) 920 6880
E-mail: cws@up.edu.ph
Website: http://www.up.edu.ph/~cws

South East Asia Watch (SEAWATCH)
South East Asia Watch or SEAWatch is a regional network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in partnership with governmental agencies, international bodies such as the United Nations and other organizational and individual actors to ensure the effective implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) in the Southeast Asian Region.
Address: c/o President's Office, Miriam College, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: (632) 435-9229; (632) 924-6769
Fax No.: 426-0169

Women's Legal Bureau (WLB)
Address: 11 Matimtiman St. Teachers' Village, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

Tel: (632) 9213893/9218053
Fax: (632) 9214389
Email: wlb@philonline.com