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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,
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,
These pictures clearly illustrate the violence of the floods that washed away entire villages in Pakistan. ASF team will depart to Muzzafargarh (one of the most affected districts) and distribute relief goods and relocate the survivors who now live in camps, shattered houses, outside…
We would like to thank our Pakistani and Australian donors for their financial support in the matter: A$270 and Pak Rs 35000 from individual donors.
This action will be further documented after the 2nd mission, ending 22nd September 2010.