Alliance Against Sexual Harassment

Members: Action Aid Islamabad, Bedari Islamabad, Hawwa Associates Islamabad, Interactive Resource Center Lahore, Mehergarh: A Center for Learning Islamabad, PILER Karachi, PODA Islamabad, Preview Productions, WORD Islamabad


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Updated Law Documents
.Compliance Instructions
.Text of New Laws
.Code of Conduct
.Simplified CoC
.Implementation  Framework


AASHA means “hope” – a hope to root out harassment especially of women from the society. 

It aims to raise awareness on the issue and assist the government and private sectors to create a society free  of sexual harassment. AASHA's first initiative is directed towards taking active measures to mobilize and influence policy makers for providing protection to women at the work place and ensuring a safe and healthy working environment.

Sexual harassment is a fact of life that not only negates the fundamental rights of women, but also restricts them from taking an active and effective part in society according to the fullest of their potential and capabilities. This results in social, psychological and economic suffering of half of the country's population and has negative implications for social and economic growth at the national level. 

There are many reasons for the growing incidences of sexual harassment at workplaces, the most important one being that victims are often reluctant to make formal or informal complaints for fear of losing their jobs. Other reasons are the low economic status of women, our social structure, which makes men feel that they have power over women, and the general attitude of men who take this as normal behavior and think that women should feel complimented by their advances.

Working women also experience sexual and physical violence, which includes rape and other forms of sexual assault, beating, kicking, slapping, etc. at the hands of their employers. The enormity of this issue called for a joint campaign by organizations and individuals that could work as catalysts in bringing attitudinal change at all levels in addition to influencing laws and policies. In view of this, a group of like-minded organizations was formed called Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (AASHA).

AASHA Members

ActionAid Pakistan:


H# 08, St. # 31, F-7/1, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Tel No:   +92-51-2611617-20
Fax No: +92-51-2611623

House No 657, Street No 75 I-8/3, Islamabad

Tel No: +92-51-4437957, 4318054 web:

Hawwa Associates


Hawwa Crafts, 1st Floor, Mount View Plaza, Super market, Markaz F-6, Islamabad

Tel No: 051-2275157

House No:26-A, Street No: 55, F-7/4, Islamabad

Tel No: 051-2655686, 2655594  
Fax No:051-2655593


Interactive Resource Centre (IRC)

Piler Building, ST- 001, Sector X, Sub-sector V, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi, Pakistan. 75340

Tel No: 021- 6351145,6350352 

102-B, Nawab Town , Raiwind road, Lahore

Tel No: 042-5313038, 5313039
E-mail :



Potohar Organization for
Development Advocacy (PODA)
House No. 33-B, Street No. 16,
Sector F-7/2, Islamabad - Pakistan
Ph: (051) 2609743, 2609744
Fax: (051) 2609742

H # 459, St. # 73, Sector F-11/1

Tel #: +92-51-2224465

Preview Productions


Second Floor, Block 12, School Road,
Super Market, Markaz F-6, Islamabad

Tel #: +92-51-2829824


Frequently Asked Questions

Based on poeple's most common queries, AASHA has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions.  This list is updated frequently.