Action for Self-Reliance, Hope, and Awareness

Action for Self-Reliance, Hope, and Awareness was founded in February 1993 by nine professional women dedicated to the cause of empowering women and girls. ASHA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950, with Registration Number: Maharashtra/7028-93/Pune. Our mission is to empower women and girls, particularly those facing domestic abuse and socioeconomic challenges, by providing guidance, emergency assistance, and educational support along with Awareness Generation Programmes.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

Providing support and resources to help women overcome domestic abuse and regain control of their lives.

Empowering Girls

Empowering Girls

Offering education and personal development programs to enable girls to become confident and self-reliant.

Supporting Children

Supporting Children

Conducting awareness programs to educate children on personal safety and their rights.

Our Work

Empowering Women & Girls:

Domestic Abuse Support

Women experiencing domestic abuse can contact ASHA for guidance and emergency help. We offer a safe environment and the resources they need to regain control of their lives. Our team provides immediate assistance and connects them with concerned support services.

Education and Personality Development

We focus on the education and overall personality development of girls from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. By offering training in financial literacy, vocational skills, and personal development, we empower them to become financially independent and confident decision-makers. Our workshops and mentoring programs equip them with the tools needed to build a brighter future.

Supporting Children

Awareness Programs

ASHA conducts educational programs for children, focusing on crucial topics such as good touch and bad touch, personal safety, and rights awareness. These initiatives are designed to empower children with the knowledge and confidence to protect themselves and seek help when needed. Through interactive sessions and engaging activities, we create a safe space for children to learn and express their concerns.
Transforming Lives, One Step at a Time

Our Impact

Since its inception, ASHA has been at the forefront of advocating for women's rights and children's safety. Our holistic approach addresses the immediate needs of those in crisis while also focusing on long-term solutions to empower individuals and transform communities. We have successfully:
Current Committee Members

Team Members

Our dedicated team consists of professionals from diverse backgrounds including social workers, educators, legal advisors, and psychologists, all committed to the cause of empowerment. The leadership of ASHA is driven by a vision of a just and equitable society where every woman and child can thrive.

Partnerships and Collaborations

ASHA collaborates with various governmental and non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and community groups to expand our reach and enhance our programs. These partnerships are crucial in creating a comprehensive support system for those we serve.

Join Us

We believe that every woman and child deserve to live free from fear and full of hope. Join us in our mission to empower and uplift those in need. Together, we can make a difference. Whether you choose to volunteer, donate, or participate in our programs, your support can help change lives. For more information or to get involved, please contact us at