Posts Tagged ‘gender equity.’

ASF Pakistan Chairperson joining a regional delegation to visit Mr Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal..

September 25th, 2013

Regional delegation visiting Mr Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal, to present him the recommendations to counter VAWIP (violence against women in politics).

Along with Indian representatives: Dr mallika Biswas, Dr Ranjana Kumari, Udita Das; UN Women Nepal representative: Mr Ziad Sheikh, Pakistan representative; Valerie Khan, ASF Chairperson and Nepal representatives: Saloni Singh and others.

Why is fighting VAWIP essential to counter acid violence?

A research is currently being conducted on violence aginst women in Politics in Nepal, Pakistan and India in collaboration with Center for Social research (India), Saloni Singh ( Nepal), ASF (Pakistan). Remember? One of ASF goals is to ensure that survivors end up as proactive democratic citizens that exercise their fundamental rights. This is not possible if women are not part of the political process. To promote, protect and exercise her rights, a woman must take an active role in her society and therefore be part of the political process as voter, party worker, candidate or elected representative. This is all the more important when we see how women can be catalysts, can generate positive sustainable change, especially -but not exclusively- in the field of women and child rights; look at what survivors did to get the criminal law amendment act passed in Pakistan!!! Being part of the public sphere and joining the political process in a fundamental right for every woman in Pakistan, acid attack survivors and other citizens vulnerable to this form of violence will not forget it!!!

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 Crime Bill: Now With Ministry Of Law And Justice!

February 7th, 2011

All our website readers are now anxiously waiting to know the fate of the Acid Crime Bill, and Acid Survivors Foundation pays specific attention to inform our supporters about each step! Well, the bill has now been sent to the Minsitry of Law and Justice by the Ministry of Women Development, and we are now waiting for the law to be vetted!

As soon as it is done, we will let you know, and will inform you of the next challenge!

Thank you for your support,

ASF team.