Posts Tagged ‘change’

Human Rights Youth Task Force: How Does It Work, What Does It Do?

July 9th, 2014

1) Check on facebook!

2) Developing work plans, tasklist.

At work, team work!

3) Starting implementing the work plan!

Child and her young peer volunteers donating a tea set for survivors and ASF staff!

The lead volunteer for this tea set? Kenizeh-Juliette, 7 years old!

Amazing Youth Initiative To Explore Resilience

October 9th, 2013

NUST students handing over a 20 thousand Pak rupees donation to ASF-Pakistan Executive Director

How can one survive the worst? how to develop coping skills when multiple challenges are standing right in front of you? These were a few questions that were explored by NUST youth group involved in various social projects who came to visit ASF-Pakistan and  few survivors of acid attack. for ASF-Pakistan it is always a moment of joy, of hope, of developmental achievement when young students decide to take the lead to generate positive change. Keep it up young Pakistani and show the way forward!

Advocacy And Lobbying Workhsop In Lahore: 3 Parliamentarians Agree To Table the Comprehensive Acid And Burn Crime Bill In Punjab Provincial Assembly.

October 3rd, 2012

The consultation was organised in collaboration with Mumkin Alliance, Aurat Foundation, MDM, UK Aid, UN Women.

Survivors, agents of change explaining their hurdle and why this comprehensive legislation is necessary.

Improving governance: when elected representatives commit to protect their constituency interest


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!

Solidarity To Celebrate International Women Day: ASF-Pakistan, Mehergarh, WORD.

March 22nd, 2012

From left to right: Khadija Ali -legal coordinatot Mehergarh, valerie Khan Yusufzai- ASF Pakistan Chairperson, Dr Fouzia Saeed- Mehergarh Director, Aqsa Khan-WORD ED, Maliha Hussain- Mehergarh program director.

On 8th March, International Women Day was Celebrated by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights along with stakeholders and with the prime minister as the chief guest. One day, hundred days more to ensure that our goal is achieved: “We are not tired “, that is what the whole civil society pledged on this auspicious day…

Celebrating 12th February 2012: National Woman Day Along With National Commission On The Status Of Women And Ministry Of Human Rights, EVAWG Alliance And Schola Nova.

February 20th, 2012

Schola Nova Students Council team volunteering to celebrate Pakistani National Women Day.

The Burning truth program of Acid Survivors Foundation Pakistan has always made sure that we would include youth turned into agents of change, and thus, promote the volunteers who will be in charge of generating systemic change and promote human rights. Here they are along with Valerie Khan, ASF chairperson.

Congratulations, Pakistan is proud of them!

Henna Safdar, ASF project manager with a few volunteers: good work!

Acid Survivors Foundation : Strength, Unity, Solidarity.

January 12th, 2010
a few survivors from Acid Survivors Foundation

a few survivors from Acid Survivors Foundation

Acid Survivors Foundation wants to pay tribute to a group of brave and determined survivors who have decided to fight against this horrendous form of violence, major breach of human rights. All of them are rebuilding their life, are owning it.

We are proud of them and wanted to thank them for the admiring support that they are capable of providing to other survivors : a great lesson for all of us.

You will get to know more about them later on in our gallery…

See you there…!

About Acid Survivors Foundation UNDP Project :GJP And Our Awareness Raising Strategy.

January 12th, 2010
The panel for discussing gender Justice Programme from UNDP and eradication of violence against women.

The panel for discussing gender Justice Programme from UNDP and eradication of violence against women.

Screening of Documentary and Panel Discussion on VAW

December 2009: An event titled ‘16 Days and Beyond….’ to commemorate the end of the 16 Days of Activism on Eliminating Violence against Women, was organized by the project on 9 December 2009 in Islamabad. The event featured screening of a documentary “Bushra Survives” by the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), one of the implementing partners of GJP, followed by a panel discussion on VAW.

Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka, Country Director UNDP and Mr. Mr. George Turkington, Head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) were the chief guests for the occasion. The eminent panelist for the event included: (i) Ms. Saba Gul Khattak, Member Social Sectors, Planning Commission; (ii) Ms. Marvi Memon, Member National Assembly; (iii) Dr. Farzana Bari, Head of Gender Studies, QAU University; (iv) Dr. Rakshinda Parveen, social activist; (v) Ms. Samar Minallah, human rights activist and documentary film maker; (vi) Ms. Valerie Khan Yusufazi, Chair of Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF); and (vii) Mr. Salman Asif, Gender Advisor, UNDP. A large number of stakeholders also participated.