Avocacy Event on 22nd January 2011: Acid Crime Bill As A Special Comprehensive Law.

February 3rd, 2011 by Valerie Khan Leave a reply »

Valerie Khan Yusfzai, welcoming the participants of the advocacy event.

The crowd and the supporters of acid crime bill

Civil society proposing help and collaboration

Others being very angry at perpetrators and calling for strong punishment.

ASF and ASTI team

Young people calling for justice and eradication of acid violence !

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!



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  2. Emily Hutto says:

    A new report by Cornell Law School reveals that despite harsh, eye-for-an-eye punishments, acid violence continues. It concludes that states looking to eliminate acid violence should enact laws limiting the access to acid, such as requiring licensing of distributors and business users of acid and banning its use in households.

    For reporting about acid violence, follow @FindingFace on Twitter.

    Finding Face is a documentary about Tat Marina’s acid attack, one of the better known cases of this violence in Cambodia. The attacker, Khuon Sophal, has never been convicted of her crime, though the general public is well aware that she perpetrated the attack. She threw acid on Marina’s face because the 16-year-old girl was having an affair with her husband, Svay Sitha, Cambodia’s Undersecretary of State. Her high profile has protected her from any prosecution.

    For more information visit http://www.findingface.org.

  3. Valerie Khan says:

    Thank you for this useful information Emily, it shows how much work is still needed in the field of good governance and social justice…

  4. Alan Pourner says:

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  5. Candi Fritze says:

    Es posible contactar contigo para encontrar una forma de colaborar? Gracias.

  6. Valerie Khan says:

    You can contact ASF at asfpakistan@gmail.com

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