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ASR acts as a catalyst, a network and a resource centre for several groups in terms of trying to link them to each other and to link smaller initiatives/groups to larger and more ‘established’ ones. ASR regularly keeps in touch with these groups and assists with their programmes, projects and training. It also raises funds for them when needed, arranges experience sharing and exposure both within and outside the country, links them into development groups and networks abroad, and provides any other information or resource required including information on funding sources.
ASR frequently assists and supports community based programmes ranging from linking them to appropriate ‘experts’ or technical persons; to establishing contacts with funding agencies; to advice and assistance in designing and implementing action programmes; and/or by getting involved in training.
ASR does not only assist existing groups but initiates or helps set up new groups and disengages itself as soon as they become viable. In some cases ASR has even encouraged new groups to be formed from within ASR itself. In these instances it has provided in-houses facilities, personnel services, funds and/or projects negotiated by ASR.
ASR also maintains information of over 3000 national and international groups and is in regular touch with many of them. Usually they write in for information on facilities, resources and other organisations, and every attempt is made to link them into whatever may be their interest. ASR is also a member of the Asian Peace Alliance, People’s Peace Alliance, Gender and Women’s Studies Network and is involved with several other boards and networks in the region and in Asia and in other parts of the world.