Posts Tagged ‘gender’

Rule of law? Another example, and we want more court decisions like these…

October 24th, 2013

Acid attack: Man jailed for 42 years

Published: October 8, 2013

FAISALABAD: An anti-terrorism court judge on Tuesday awarded 42 years rigorous imprisonment to a man for attacking his wife with acid.

Muhammad Arshad of Chak 234-JB had thrown acid on his wife on September 6 after the two had quarrelled. She was severely injured.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2013.

On going efforts:we will not stop until the law is properly implemented….

October 8th, 2013

Meeting with law enforcement agencies, the only way to generate positive energy for better governance

Engaging key stakeholders

After Quetta, Karachi: ASF-Pakistan team all ready for action with the support of AUS AID

PIDSA: Pakistan Italy Swap Debt Agreement

September 25th, 2013

After signing the agreement, ASF-Pakistan has now set up an office in Multan in collaboration with Nishtar Hospital and has started training its Multan team on SOPs and various other ASF programs components. ASF -Pakistan is technically assisting Nishtar Hospital to establish the first public rehabilitation center in the SAARC region: more news will come soon!

Valerie Khan, ASF Chairperson along with Mohammad Khan ASF Executive Director and Nishtar Hospital team as well as Italian team at the signing ceremony, in Multan.

Consultation on Comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill

ASF ED presenting the project to the local press

Training and sensitisation of medico legal staff in Multan for acid and burn legislation

Training of ASF Multan office team

Gender Equity Program

September 25th, 2013

Nusrat, an agent of change

Speaking for gender equity after a long journey

ASF-Pakistan Opening Its New Coordination Office In Multan In Collaboration With Nishtar Hospital.

May 30th, 2013

ASF ED presenting PIDSA project to the press

Visiting 3 shops as per procurement procedures

Comparing prices and negotiating to obtain the best offer!

Do you remember? In April  2012, we told you about the Pakistan-Italy Debt Swap Agreement that was signed to build a burn center along with a rehabilitation center for acid and burn survivors in Multan in collaboration with Nishtar hospital: well this has now become a reality and ASF-Pakistan is now setting up its coordination office to start the project there…Stay tuned and see the progress!

Acid Attack Survivors Celebrate 8th March: En Route Towards Agency And Change!

March 18th, 2013

Guests arriving at ASF NCRU

getting ready to perform

Redefining protection

Law enforcement agency:a challenge for community members...

Collecting feed back from participants

Audience enjoying the play

Painting competition starts!

ASF-Pakistan getting ready to celebrate National Women day via WAF led multi network initiative…

February 5th, 2013

Commemorating Pakistani civil society efforts to fight against VAWG, all together: WAF,EVAWG, IHI, PHRN…

Increasing violence…

January 28th, 2013

Acid attack: Man throws acid on wife, her sister

Published: January 12, 2013

“When my sister, Shamim, tried to save me, Asif beat her too. When we shouted for help, Asif threw acid at us and fled,” says Rukhsana. PHOTO: FILE

BAHAWALPUR: A man threw acid on Thursday evening on his wife and her sister in the Abbasia village, Jinnah Abadi, in Liaqatpur.

Rukhsana told The Express Tribune that she was married to Asif five years ago. She said Asif was jobless and an alcoholic and would beat her. She said he would also force her to bring money from her parents.

“Around 10 days ago, I returned to my parents house,” she said.

She said her parents were away on Thursday evening when Asif came and beat her. “When my sister, Shamim, tried to save me, Asif beat her too. When we shouted for help, Asif threw acid at us and fled,” she said.

She said one of their neighbours took them to the Liaqatpur Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital.

A doctor who treated them at Liaqatpur THQ hospital told The Express Tribune that they had been transferred to Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan to be treated for burns.

A doctor at Shaikh Zayed Hospital said Rukhsana had suffered injuries to her face and her body. Shamim had burns in the right eye, face and body. He said doctors were trying to save the eye.

Liaqatpur Station House Officer Mohammad Aslam said Mohammad Asif had yet to be arrested.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2013.

Stats that show why we need the comprehensive acid and burn crime bill and law implementation

January 28th, 2013

Acid throwing posted 89% increase in 2012: Report

Published: January 24, 2013

The overall cases of reported crimes, however, dropped by 12%. DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD

The report highlighted that certain forms of violence, such as acid-throwing, have in fact increased since 2011. PHOTO: FILE The overall cases of reported crimes, however, dropped by 12%. DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD

ISLAMABAD: Cases of Violence against Women (VAW) may still number in the thousands in Pakistan, but the figures reported in 2012 dropped by 12% from the previous year, according to an annual report released by the Aurat Foundation on Wednesday. The report, however, highlighted that certain forms of violence, such as acid-throwing, have in fact increased since 2011.

A total of 7,516 cases were reported in 2012 compared to the 8,539 cases reported in 2011.  Some 8,000 cases of VAW were reported in 2010, 8,548 cases in 2009 and 7,571 in 2008, respectively.

Breaking it down by province, out of the total cases reported this past year, 4,753 were reported from Punjab, 1,674 cases from Sindh, 159 cases from Balochistan, 674 cases from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and 281 cases were reported from Islamabad.

Numbers and crimes

The crimes most reported in 2012 were of abduction and kidnapping, with 1,607 such cases recorded all over the country. The second most commonly reported crime was murder, with 1,747 cases reported. Additionally, 989 cases of domestic violence were reported last year.

Disturbingly, there was also a high prevalence of rape and gang rape in the country, with cases numbering 820.

574 suicides and 432 cases of honour killings were reported as well as 83 incidents of acid throwing and 63 cases of sexual assault.

The miscellaneous category – which includes attempted suicide, torture, injury, attempt to murder, attempted rape, threat to life, harassment, attempt to kidnap, illegal custody, trafficking, vanni, forced marriage, child marriage, incest, attempt at karo kari and watta satta— added up to a total of 1,201 cases.

Despite the numbers

Although the total number of reported cases of VAW has decreased by 12%, analysis shows that several forms of violence have in fact increased. One form which shows a significant increase in reported cases is acid throwing, with a staggering 89% increase, followed by domestic violence reaching 62%, burning at 33% and murder at 11%.

The crimes that decreased in 2012 compared to 2011 were sexual assault crimes (43% decrease), honour killings (39% decrease), suicide (24% decrease) and abduction or kidnapping (23% decrease).

From Punjab and Islamabad, abduction was frequently reported, whereas from Sindh, Balochistan and K-P, murder was the most frequent crime.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2013.

Current Status of the Comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill in Islamabad, Pakistan Federal Capital.

January 25th, 2013

Status of the comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill in ICT in Pakistan : after having been tabled in the NA in Islamabad, the bill has now been sent to the Standing Committee of Interior. WE NEED THIS STANDING COMMITTEE TO MEET URGENTLY, STUDY THE DRAFT AND PROPOSE A FINAL TEXT TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY THIS COMING SESSION so that the bill can be submitted to vote…