Posts Tagged ‘Domestic violence’

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

Workshop On Acid Violence As A worst Form of Gender Based Violence And Child Violence.

June 16th, 2011

Zaigham Khan, ASF Media and Communication Specialist and participants

Short intervention of DR Khadija, ASF psycho therapist and Valerie Khan Yusufzai, ASF Chairperson

naila and Nusrat, ACid survivors and change makers talking to journailsts abot the phenomenon and the need fora ccomprhensive legislation.

Media representatives gathering information before starting their support journey for eradication of acid violence

Nazeeran’s Book On Its Way…

November 22nd, 2010

Nazeeran's book being on sale at Carrefour , a major French supermarket group.

More About 15th October…

October 18th, 2010

15th October is the UN Rural Women Day, and has now been also declared a national day in Pakistan: PODA organised the event with UNIFEM, Aurat Foundation and Sungi and Ministry of Women Development and invited other organisations to participate in the conference. You can get the report of the event if you contact ASF.

The main focus for ASF was to lead an advocacy panel in which issues such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, child protection and criminal burns would be discussed and addressed so that relevant legal framework would be established and implemented in Pakistan. Aurat Foundation, Bedari, Rozan, Acting For Life also participated in the panel. Theater plays, musical events were also organised, a nice but powerful way to remind the civil society, the communities and the stakeholders that  rural women, all over the world, are too often deprived of their basic rights…

ASF did not forget : 90 % of the women victims belong to rural areas…

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.

First consultation On Acid Crime And Prevention Bill: The Success Of Brainstorming!

July 8th, 2010

VKY agrees to disagree!

Pakistani lawyers critically reviewing Acid Control and Crime Prevention Bill

Acid Survivors Foundation In The Field, A Realistic View…

February 1st, 2010
Jean Loncle A French journalist, Valerie Khan Yusufzai and Rajprit ASTI communication officer in front of Nishtar hospital in Multan.

Jean Loncle A French journalist, Valerie Khan Yusufzai and Rajprit ASTI communication officer in front of Nishtar hospital in Multan.

Many of you must be wondering what Acid Survivors Foundation is exactly doing when the team goes on the field; we are therefore presenting you a collection of pictures that will illustrate our activities away from the Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit. Kindly note that keeping in touch with the local government, the stakeholders and the community is essential to create  a social disapproval regarding acid violence and generate social support for our action.
The same team talking to an acid retailer in Multan, Punjab.

The same team talking to an acid retailer in Multan, Punjab.

ASF team often meets acid shops owners to sensitize them about their civic responsibilities and the need to monitor the acid distribution.
Ultimately, we would like to create some sort of watch committees that could ensure that an acid sale regulation and monitoring law would be implemented efficiently.
These expert volunteers are always there for taking up the cases that need to be proceeded in front of the court. They are also essential to guide us and link us with influential politicians or parliamentarians who would be ready to support a change in the current legal framework. Thanks to them, justice is not a dream but becomes a reality. last but not least. Meeting the communities means that the survivors are acknowledged for their efforts and that this link is the key to the establishment of groups of change agents that will voice out against acid violence, domestic violence and child abuse.
ASF team doscussing the issue of acid violence in a village, in a family in which 31 family members were attacked with acid.

ASF team doscussing the issue of acid violence in a village, in a family in which 31 family members were attacked with acid.

ASF team and one of ASF pro bono lawyer : Mr Rasheed Rehman.

ASF team and one of ASF pro bono lawyer : Mr Rasheed Rehman.

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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Capacity Building Programme (CBP) : Dr Jawad Is On Board!

January 18th, 2010
Valerie Khan Yusufzai briefing the patients before they meet Dr Jawad for the medical assessment prior to the surgical camp planned for end of March 2010

Valerie Khan Yusufzai briefing the patients before they meet Dr Jawad for the medical assessment prior to the surgical camp planned for end of March 2010

Who is  Dr Jawad? A British surgeon from Pakistani origin who has not forgotten that he once studied thanks to the efforts of the Pakistani nation, and who would like to come and contribute to the welfare of his people.

He is also the magician who rebuilt Katie Piper’s face, the British model and TV animator who got raped and attacked with acid by her ex boy friend, in England.

Dr Jawad made a quick detour to Islamabad to visit PIMS burn center facility and his head, Dr Tariq Iqbal, and he finally came to visit Acid Survivors Foundation Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit and selected relevant patients for the surgical camp.

The objective of such camps are to provide free experts

surgery and share competences, skills and build others.

We thank Dr Jawad for his commitment and we will keep you updated! This cross border technical cooperation is an essential part of our action and you will have many news on the matter!

DR Jawad is briefing Acid SUrvivor Foundation Chairperson abou the way to strategize the Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit for maximum results

DR Jawad is briefing Acid Survivor Foundation Chairperson about the way to strategize the Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit for maximum results

As usual, the local media were there to support Acid Survivors Foundation and present the interest of such an international cooperation national.

As usual, the local media were there to support Acid Survivors Foundation and present the interest of such an international cooperation network.

Acid Survivors Foundation : On The Media Road Again!

January 12th, 2010
Tauseeq Haider asking questions to Valerie Khan Yusufzai about ASF work

Tauseeq Haider asking questions to Valerie Khan Yusufzai about ASF work

Valerie Khan Yusufzai, ready to explain ASF work and goals.

Valerie Khan Yusufzai, ready to explain ASF work and goals.

Nadeem Mehmood, GJP project manager, presenting UNDP GJP project and the cahllenges faced.

Nadeem Mehmood, GJP project manager, presenting UNDP GJP project and the challenges faced.

Dr Khadija, ASF psychotherapist and Nazeeran ready to fight for the cause!

Dr Khadija, ASF psychotherapist and Nazeeran ready to fight for the cause!