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.
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Gender Equity Program: First Part of The Capacity Building Scheme to Enhance Socio-Economic Support to Acid And Burn Survivors.May 30th, 2013
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….
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,
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!
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
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.
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.
On behalf of all acid survivors, thank you.