Posts Tagged ‘acid violence’

Celebrating Human Rights Day, 10th December 2013 at French Embassy in Islamabad, in collaboration with EU. Major Human Rights Activists present along with various ambassadors of European countries. Valerie Khan being honoured via the “Portraits de Femmes” award, an initiative launched by The Minister for French Overseas, Mrs Helene Conway Mouret.

January 16th, 2014

Humanrights activists and French Authorities representatives, from left to right: Dr Rukhshinda Parveen (ED Sachet), her excellency Mrs Thiebaut, His excellency Mr Philippe Thiebaut French ambassador to Pakistan, Mrs Valerie Khan (ASF Chairperson), Ms Tahira Abdullah (human rights activist and HRCP member).

Acid Attacks Convictions Triple From 2011 Till 2012: From 6% till 18% Conviction Rate.

March 18th, 2013

Our conclusion? good but insufficient, can do much better!!!

Please check on this link  (copy paste) and watch the video, join us to continue our efforts…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByigOo2Him

3rd Media Training on Effective Reporting On Acid Violence, Lahore 29th September 2012

October 3rd, 2012
In collaboration with UK Aid, UN Women.

Media exploring further the phenomenon of acid violence and its reality in Pakistan

One Step Ahead Towards Sustainability…

July 2nd, 2012

We would like to hereby congratulate the Pakistani government for the following input and thanks the MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS for its efforts to make this happen!

UNDER THE PROVISION OF WOMEN IN DISTRESS AND DETENTION FUND ACT 1996, A FUND OF AMOUNT 25 MILLION,ALLOCATED TO WOMEN IN DISTRESS AND DETENTION, IS NOW FULLY OPERATIONALIZED UNDER MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS, ISLAMABAD. THE PURPOSE OF THIS FUND SHALL BE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO WOMEN IN DISTRESS AND DETENTION.

CRITERIA FOR DESERVING WOMEN ARE FOLLOWING:

A) WOMEN IN DETENTION (UNDER TRIAL OR CONVICTED, OR IN DAR UL AMAN,
FOR PROVISION BOOKS, PAYMENT OF STIPEND OR WOMEN ASSIGNED TEACHING
JOBS, CASES OF EXTREME HARDSHIPS FOR PURPOSE OF REHABILITATION.
B) DISABLED WOMEN;
C) DESERVING WOMEN SUFFERING FROM SERIOUS AILMENTS INCLUDING MENTAL AILMENT OR WHO ARE IN DISTRESS AND NEED MEDICAL AID;
D) BURN CASES;
E) DISTRESS WOMEN AND THEIR MINOR CHILDREN IN NEED OF SHELTER;
F) WOMEN SERIOUSLY MALTREATED BY THEIR HUSBANDS;
G) SIMILAR CASES OF GRAVE DISTRESS AND LEGAL HELP TO WOMEN INDETENTION OR DISTRESS.

APPLICANTS COULD SEND THEIR APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY TO SECRETARIAT:
THE SECRETARY, WOMEN DISTRESS AND DETENTION FUND
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS STATE LIFE BUILDING, ATTA TURK AVENUE,
ISLAMABAD.

A great event to celebrate Pakistani-Franco-British synergy!

May 20th, 2012

ASF Protocol youth team ready to welcome the guests!

Mavesh and Nazeeran, happy to be there!

Everything structured, registration desk operational!

ASF team and Interplast UK team devising for great work

ASF Executive Director welcoming the guests

ASF chairperson valerie Khan Yusufzai, Dr Charles Viva and Uk Aid representative

Senator Richard Yung, who proposed ASF project " Ambulance of Hope"to the French Senate

ASF management/advisory team along with Mr Philippe Thiebaut, french ambassador to Pakistan

Mr Philippe Thiebaut, French ambassador to Pakistan offering and presenting the ambulance of hope to Pakistani acid attack survivors.

Distributing awards to interplast team: ASF ED and UK aid representative.

Interplast UK team, delighted with the awards.

Remembering….

May 6th, 2012

In December 2009, ASF-Pak had to face a difficult year: funding was scarce and the NCRU was about to be closed…

ASF senior amgement was even thinking about opening one room in their house to shelter Naziraan at that time…

But Valerie Khan Yusufzai just had to go and meet BLACK BOX Sound team, one of ASF media partners and say : “I need help”. Black Box Sound produced a video for free “Message in a bottle”. and hence sufficient funds were raised through a lawyer, a doctor and the only Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit for acid survivors in Pakistan was saved and sustained!

Thank you Black Box Sound, agents of change!

ASF Chairperson narrating the partnership between BBS and ASF on the occasion of BBS 7th anniversary!

Gender Justice Protection Project: Advocacy And Lobbying Program Continues!

December 1st, 2011

ASF team presenting the proposed acid and burn legislation to lawyers along with proposed SOPs, collecting feedback.

16 Days Of Activism Against VAW: Acid Survivors Take The Lead And Raise Their Voices!

November 28th, 2011

The panel including Mustapha Nawaz Kaukar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Human Rights, Senator Nilofar Bakhtyar.

Acid Survivors sitting in the assembly to promote the launch of 16 days of activism against VAW (violence against women).

ASF chair and EVAWG (Eradication of Violence Against Women and Girls) alliance signing up for the 1 million signature campaign.

Agents of change also signed up and later on climbed on a bus to launch the drive against VAW.

It was a moving moment: acid survivors reaching their final rehabilitation stage, turned into agents of change, more ready than ever to raise their voices to say STOP VAW and TAKE ACTION ! They did it and came from far way to support the move to work on pending legislation with special focus on acid and burn legislation, well done all, we are so proud of you, so admiring!

Saving Faces Gets Preselected For Oscar Nomination: Let Us Keep Our Fingers Crossed!

October 19th, 2011

Charmaine Obayd Chinoy and Daniel Junge directing the movie SAVING FACES which features Dr Jawad’s role and ASF rehabilitation, advoccay and lobbying work, good news, good surprises, let us see the future scenario…!

Dusri Zindegi: A Second Life For Acid Survivors…

September 10th, 2011

This project conducted under the empowerment program in collaboration with Smile Again Italy, ASTI, Cosmoprof and Vanity Fair guarantees that acid survivors are provided comprehensive rehablittaion services as per need. To this purpose, we would particularly like to thank Pr Hamid Hasan (Holy Family Hospital) , Dr Naheed Chaudry (Multan Hospital), Dr Tariq Iqbal (PIMS), Mr Darbir Ur Rehman (Civil Hospital Karachi) for their ongoing support and the services they are extending to acid attack victims.

The photos below will show you a quick view of the kind of services patients are being provided with.

Kanacort injection in the neck to address contractures

Medical check up for Anjum after the injection