ASF Pakistan Chairperson joining a regional delegation to visit Mr Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal..

September 25th, 2013 by Valerie Khan Leave a reply »

Regional delegation visiting Mr Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal, to present him the recommendations to counter VAWIP (violence against women in politics).

Along with Indian representatives: Dr mallika Biswas, Dr Ranjana Kumari, Udita Das; UN Women Nepal representative: Mr Ziad Sheikh, Pakistan representative; Valerie Khan, ASF Chairperson and Nepal representatives: Saloni Singh and others.

Why is fighting VAWIP essential to counter acid violence?

A research is currently being conducted on violence aginst women in Politics in Nepal, Pakistan and India in collaboration with Center for Social research (India), Saloni Singh ( Nepal), ASF (Pakistan). Remember? One of ASF goals is to ensure that survivors end up as proactive democratic citizens that exercise their fundamental rights. This is not possible if women are not part of the political process. To promote, protect and exercise her rights, a woman must take an active role in her society and therefore be part of the political process as voter, party worker, candidate or elected representative. This is all the more important when we see how women can be catalysts, can generate positive sustainable change, especially -but not exclusively- in the field of women and child rights; look at what survivors did to get the criminal law amendment act passed in Pakistan!!! Being part of the public sphere and joining the political process in a fundamental right for every woman in Pakistan, acid attack survivors and other citizens vulnerable to this form of violence will not forget it!!!



  1. mak says:

    mam can u tell me what is the procedure to join asf.
    and please arrange a seminor on asf in peshawer unviersity

  2. Valerie Khan says:

    You can contact and request ASF ED guidance to see how to arrange a seminar.

    ASF team

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