Posts Tagged ‘acid torture’

2nd Consultation On Acid Crime And Prevention Bill Through Photos.

July 26th, 2010

Dr Fauzia Saeed from The national Commission on The Status of Women

Sana recalling Naila's fight for justice and the historical decision of the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Fahmida Iqbal from UNIFEM recalling the CEDAW guidelines before critically reviewing the outline of the new bill.

lawyers at work!

Survivors also present to say what they want!

Justice Nasira Iqbal expressing her views and demanding a law against acid violence.

An Interesting Article Clearly Demonstrating Why It Is Necessary To Establish A More Relevant Legal Framework To Stop Acid Violence In Pakistan.

January 30th, 2010

WARNING : Acid Survivors Foundation disagrees with the words “Mysoginist” used in this article and would like to insist on the fact that most of the male acid victims (25% of the victims identified by Acid Survivors Foundation to date) are also not in the position to enjoy their basic right to access justice and medical care.

Kindly visit this link.

www.ahrchk.net/statements/mainfile.php/2010statements/2392/

Acid Survivors Foundation Nursing Care And Rehabilitation Unit : The Way Towards Normal Life.

January 29th, 2010
Valerie Khan Yusufzai and Nazeraan, during a French baking lesson at Acid Survivors Foundation Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit.

Valerie Khan Yusufzai (ASF Chairperson) and Nazeraan, during a French baking lesson at Acid Survivors Foundation Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit.

Among the activities that are regularly practised in the Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit with the survivors, cooking is very much present, it is part of any human being’s daily routine and is essential in the process of developing one’s independance and sustainability. When Nazeeran faces the judge to ask to be granted her daughters’ custody in spite of being blind, she will be able to claim : “Not only can I feed my children and prepare their meals but I can also cook French cuisine for them!” .

Acid Survivors Foundation team enjoyed the “galette” and hopes that Nazeeran will prepare another one next month!

Acid Violence And Hope In Pictures : Mohammad Hussein, Associated Press.

January 29th, 2010

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These are the folded hands of 25-year-old Nusrat Aflal, as he sits in front of a television. He is the victim of an acid attack, which left behind the brutal scars. He is a member of the Acid Survivors Foundation in Islamabad, Pakistan, a group which offers medical, psychological and legal help to acid attack victims. The perpetrators often come from the victims’ own families, making the attacks even more difficult for the victims to overcome. It is not uncommon for acid attack victims to commit suicide.

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Great News For Acid Survivors In Pakistan!

January 27th, 2010

The bill regarding Acid Violence that has been submitted to the National Assembly by Marvi Memon and her supporting group has been tabled yersterday, 26th January 2009.

Acid Survivors Foundation is proud of the Pakistani parliamentarians who have hereby recognised the need to address and act upon acid violence in Pakistan. However, the most difficult now lays ahead : some elements of the proposed bill do clearly need to be reviewed in order to ensure that a maximum parliamentarians will support this bill or rather these amendments, including the most orthodox ones, and this, within the spirit of promoting/protecting human rights : some parliamentarians or senators may very well demand that Qisas, “an eye for an eye” law should be applied as a punishment for the perpetrator as they are shocked by the cruelty of acid attack and as they are determined to stop it…

As much as we understand these senators and parliamentarians’ reactions, as much as we are thankful to them for their commitment to protect acid survivors and eradicate acid violence in Pakistan, as human rights activists, we cannot support such a punishment and will therefore come up with a different strategy that will still satisfy our common goal : eradicate one of the wost forms of torture, domestic violence and human rights breach and ensure that acid survivors in Pakistan become proactive and autonomous citizens ready to develop a democratic society in a peaceful manner…

Wish us luck for the coming consultations!

Thank You…

January 20th, 2010

It is sometimes important to take time to thank the people who are there for others…

Acid Survivors Foundation would therefore like to thank its donors for all their support and dedication, their continuous help and solidarity.

We would also like to quote an example of donations by daughters on behalf of their mother, we found it moving.

Salaams. I hope that all is going well with your efforts. For your information, I just contributed $200 online in memory of my mother (Janice Payson) and a friend’s mother (Christiana Nnang).

Thanks for doing this important work.

Best regards,

Melissa

On behalf of all acid survivors, thank you.