The advocacy event was organised by ASF under its Gender Justice and Protection Project (UNDP, UNOPS,UK AID) in collaboration with UN WOMEN.
93 participants attended the panel discussion and all agreed and understood that eradication of acid violence would not be achieved in Pakistan only through a few amendments in the Pakistani Penal Code, but rather through a special comprehensive law on acid crime and a legislation regarding acid control at provincial level.
Islamic Help and Islamic Relief proposed to help for lobbying with Islamic scholars and communities and strongly condemned such horrendous violence. SPARC proposed to support ASF for free legal aid through its Child Rights Committees and all participants vowed to support a synergetic effort to not only demand the law to be passed but also implemented at grass root level.
So ASF team was full of positive energy and ready to continue collborating with Ministry of Women Development and the Pakistani Government on the matter: when there is a will, there is a way!