Applied Socio-economic Research Resource Centre (ASR) provides trainings and conducts research on socio-economic issues in Pakistan. ASR acts as a catalyst, a network and a resource centre for several women’s groups, social actions bodies, theatre and other communication groups, trade unions and peasant organisations. ASR workers are also active members of several other organisations, particularly of Women’s Action Forum, Joint Action Committee, various peace committees, human rights initiatives, youth forums, cultural and literary forums.
In 2010, with a mission to raise awareness on issues hindering peace in Pakistan, ASR held a conference for children in Lahore. The conference was held to conclude a two-week residential summer school on 'Women Rights and Gender Inequality, Minority Rights and Equal Citizenship Rights and Peace & Conflict'. The school was attended by boys and girls from prominent faiths in Pakistan, for example Christians, Hindus and Muslims. Read more about this project here.
ASR has also been working with local groups, such as the United Social Welfare Society in Raheem Yar Khan to launch different peace programmes.