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3rd March 2012: Before International Women Day, Nusrat Demands Provincial Assemblies To Table Acid And Burn Crime Bill 2012.

March 6th, 2012

Nusrat addressing her plea: democracy in process!

Islamabad, 3rd March, 2012

PRESS RELEASE

After the struggle to eradicate acid violence was highlighted globally through the Oscar Award winning documentary, Saving Face,

ASF, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Rukhsana and EVAWG alliance call for the Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2012 to be passed in the provincial assemblies.

Islamabad: After the announcement of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s winning an Oscar for best short documentary Saving Face, this week, the whole of Pakistan is jubilant and feels proud to win this distinction for the first time in its history.

The Pakistani nation is proud and thankful to Sharmeen and her team, ASF’s team, its survivors as well as PIMS Burn Center, ASTI and Islamic Help for achieving this historical result and featuring a brave and daring Pakistan. The message is very clear: we have a problem, we face it and address it with the citizens of Pakistan (men and women together), striving to find solutions and stand by the victims. This message is a ray of hope for burn victims against this heinous crime globally and the documentary will help in spreading awareness and will encourage the stakeholders to find solutions all over the world.

We would also like to avail this opportunity to thank Dr. Jawad and his team from UK, who contributed to improve the lives of the survivors. There are also many other heroes in this country, and we would like to pause and celebrate them: doctors, nurses, lawyers, journalists, government representatives, parliamentarians who are fighting for the cause in a permanent and dedicated manner. To mention only a few of them: Pr. Hamid Hassan, BBH, Rawalpindi, Dr. Tariq Iqbal, PIMS, Islamabad, Dr. Charles VIVA, Interplast, UK, Dr Naheeed Chaudry from Nishtar Hospital in Multan, Dr Mazhar Hussain, staff of Civil Hospital Karachi and Friend of Burns, Marvi Memon, Anusha Rehman, Bushra Gohar, Atiya Inayat Ullah, Nilofar Bakhtyar, Raza Rabbani, Jan Mohammad Jamali, Haji Adeel…

However, the work has just started, we need to do more to show the world that Pakistan can and will eradicate acid violence: Acid Survivors Foundation along with Sharmen Obaid Chinoy and Working Group on Acid and Burn Violence (Acid Survivors Foundation, Mehergarh, PODA, SPARC, Aurat Foundation, Sisters Trust) call upon the legislators to pass Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2012 in all provincial assemblies of Pakistan.

While the recently passed criminal law amendment related to HURT  has officially made acid throwing a crime against the state, much more now needs to be done to address the challenges of  investigation, fair trial, free medical and rehabilitation services, funding and monitoring mechanism: this is precisely what the Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2012 is proposing.

Consequently, today, Rukhsana and the other agents of change will raise their voice again, to build the Pakistan we have all been dreaming of…

Congratulations ASTI!

January 30th, 2010

We wish the best of luck to our long time partner from England and are proud to see their precious efforts rewarded this way.

HRH The Princess Royal

Dr John Morrison, Founder of ASTI, with HRH The Princess Royal at the Acid Survivors Foundation, Bangladesh, 2000.Dr John Morrison, Founder of ASTI, with HRH The Princess Royal at the Acid Survivors Foundation, Bangladesh, 2000.

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that HRH The Princess Royal has agreed to be Patron of Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI). More to come……

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.