Advocacy and Social Advancement Society – ASAS Pk was established in 1994 under the registration name of Development Association of Youth by a group of youth sharing a common aim and commitment to address human misery with a special focus on vulnerable segment of society i.e. women, children, minorities, refugees, disable/abused and the poorest of the poor. Development Association of Youth, being a right based social reformatory organization, adopts a holistic approach towards right based development initiatives upholding the human rights. It uses rigorous approach by analyzing the various aspects that contribute to oppression, injustice, violence, vulnerability, discrimination, abuse and poverty in the society while treating the survivor (s) as “subjects of the change process”.
However in 2010 its name was changed to Advocacy and Social Advancement Society – ASAS-PK and registered under the Societies Act No. 1860. ASAS-PK with a new vigor and passion is guided by a vision of a society where poorest of the poor, marginalized, socially excluded and never reachable are empowered to overcome their miseries/poverty, social, political and economic burdens and enjoy equal human rights and opportunities to lead a life of dignity and self-fulfillment. To achieve such a gigantic task and multi-dimensional vision ASAS-PK as an NGO may not be the sole remedial force, it would need to pursue the strengthening of intra-organizational capacities through partnerships, alliances building, advocacy efforts, campaigns and program cooperation at operational as well as policy levels. ASAS-PK believes in right based culture where norms and values of social justice, guarantee of self-respect, availability of equal rights with equal opportunities and uniform road to the destination of development process for all segments of society prevails.
ASAS-PK consistently adhere to make its contribution in development of such culture.