Posts Tagged ‘support’

Gender Equity Program: First Part of The Capacity Building Scheme to Enhance Socio-Economic Support to Acid And Burn Survivors.

May 30th, 2013

This first training was conducted by Maliha Hussain from Mehergarh to train ASF staff on skills assessment, an essential initial step  to provide effective socio-economic support to survivors.

Discovering the notion...

Observing

Full fledge trainings for various participants

Role play

Gender Equity Program: ASF develops its capacity for providing better rehabilitation services to acid attack victims.

April 30th, 2013

This capacity building exercise corresponds to a partnership between ASF and Aurat Foundation which aims at ensuring that acid and burn survivors avail quality services to rebuild themselves after the attack.

The capacity building cycle focuses on improving the following rehabilitation components: legal counseling, psycho-social, socio-economic.

To this effect, the following steps were followed for each component:

- opening meeting

- need assessment

- production of training material/SOPs

- training delivery

- final assessment.

You can share ASF-Pakistan journey for this process via photos below….

Presenting the consultant for legal counseling services

Sharing views

Presenting the psycho social work

An example of one to one meeting for the need assessment related to socio-economic suport of survivors.

One Step Ahead Towards Sustainability…

July 2nd, 2012

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,
ISLAMABAD.

Coming Along On An ASF Monitoring Field Visit in Southern Punjab.

May 27th, 2012

Mr Stephane Mund, Deputy Head of Mission, Belgium embassy in Pakistan accompanied Mr Mohammad Khan, ASF-Pakistan ED, on a monitoring mission. This was a tangible way of understanding the field situation and observe ASF work on the ground. Mr Mund is shown below being introduced  to the Aman comittee, a group set up to enhance peace between shias and sunnis and prevent conflicts which may lead to extreme violence including acid attack, although the usage of acid from a religious group to target another is still marginal in Pakistan….We salute the initiative!

The 3 Days That Changed Everything For Acid Survivors…

December 17th, 2011

Pakistani civil society in front of the Parliament a few minutes before the senate session started...

Presenting the acid violence phenomenon and the extent of anti-women practices to the Deputy Chairman of the senate with Dr Fouzia Saeed

Last technical briefing, Senator Nilofar Bakhtyar all set!

Acid Survivors, and the civil society, a few minutes before entering the senate

CALL FOR SUPPORT!!!

December 11th, 2011

D-DAY 1 tomorrow!!! We need all our supporters in front of

the parliament at 3 PM sharp to peacefully but tangibly

promote 2 main criminal law amendments: they are being

proposed for final voting in the senate 1) criminal law

amendment bill on acid and burn violence 2) anti-women

practices bill WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS, YOUR POSITIVE

ENERGY, YOUR VOICES, YOUR PRESENCE ON MONDAY

12TH AT 3 PM IN FRONT OF THE PARLIAMENT…BE

THERE!

Floods In Pakistan: A Tragedy Hitting 90% Of The Survivors…

September 16th, 2010

A global view of the extend of the damages...

Many lost their home...

Others managed to save a bit of wealth...

ASF immediately participated in the first relief efforts

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.

Thank You…

January 20th, 2010

It is sometimes important to take time to thank the people who are there for others…

Acid Survivors Foundation would therefore like to thank its donors for all their support and dedication, their continuous help and solidarity.

We would also like to quote an example of donations by daughters on behalf of their mother, we found it moving.

Salaams. I hope that all is going well with your efforts. For your information, I just contributed $200 online in memory of my mother (Janice Payson) and a friend’s mother (Christiana Nnang).

Thanks for doing this important work.

Best regards,

Melissa

On behalf of all acid survivors, thank you.