The three Women’s Studies Conferences were held in 1994 and 1995. Over 200 women wrote papers for the three Conferences and over 1500 women (and some men) came together from across Pakistan. In addition, an estimated 15000 people were mobilised in these events as participants, organisers, volunteers/helpers, viewers, spectators and observers of the open day presentation; debates; discussions; multimedia art exhibition; theatre; continuous film and book festival; the Urdu poetry recitation; musical evenings; prose readings; dance performances; art slide show; the opening and closing ceremonies, and a candle-lit street demonstration against violence against women. As much of the news coverage suggests, these were considered pioneering, ambitious, exciting, inclusive, holistic events in Pakistan
In March 2001, ASR organized the second Transdisciplinary Women’s Studies Conference along the lines of the ASR Women’s Studies Conference held in 1994. The aim was to extend the definition of Women’s Studies by bringing together Pakistani and South Asian women’s opinions and ideas on national issues, policies, writings, fiction, activism, artistic and cultural expression. The IWSL brought together 160 Pakistani, South Asian, French, Afghan and US Based scholars in a Five- day conference in Lahore.
Other conferences organized by ASR and the IWSL include: A National/Regional Conference on Peace: “Together We Stand” in June 2002; A Two-day Conference on “Strength in Voices” from 22nd –23rd March 2005; and a National Conference on Women’s Studies in 2006; a Conference “Azadi Agar Chahtay Ho…. Mil Kar Chalo” in April 2007 and the multidimensional conference on the women’s movement ‘A Celebration of Women: In Struggle Together’ in 2013.