Posts Tagged ‘survivors’

Economic Support to acid burn survivors in Pakistan, in collaboration with GEP, Aurat Foundation, US AID, Acid Survivors Foundation.

February 15th, 2014

Preparing the documentation to be signed when survivors receive goats: ASF will follow up the progress and the impact of the project on survivors' income generation

These photos stand for the 2nd form of entrepreneurship that was encouraged with survivors, after stitching courses, survivors received goats to breed them! Stay tuned for other options provided to them!

Distribution Of Books To Teach Children How To Protect Themselves From CSA/CSEC/BURNS And How To Respond To BURNS…

January 26th, 2014

This is an ASF Pakistan project in collaboration with SAHIL and Zcech Republic, Sweet Home Pakistan and SPARC, that we have already presented to you: you have had glimpses of the distribution in various schools…But one important question must be answered: how do children react to it? How are those books presented to them?

Have a look!!!!

First children are given the book so that hey can OWN it

Then , Ms Shazia, ASF NCRU coordinator conducts child friendly interactive training sessions on he books content.

Then children discover

And they explore very thoroughy, focused

Celebrating Universal Children Day in collaboration with GEP, US AID, Aurat Foundation, ZCECH Republic, SAHIL, GLOBAL FUND FOR CHILDREN

January 16th, 2014

Mrs Shazia, ASF Pakistan NCRU coordinator, presenting Meri Ifazat to a school in Islamabad.

Working on inclusiveness, children meeting others to learn how to be safe, in a child friendly manner.

Together, we can: power to children!

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.

PIDSA: consultation on acid and burn legislation in collaboration with Nishtar Hospital

September 25th, 2013

Training for medical staff

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

Acid Attacks Convictions Triple From 2011 Till 2012: From 6% till 18% Conviction Rate.

March 18th, 2013

Our conclusion? good but insufficient, can do much better!!!

Please check on this link  (copy paste) and watch the video, join us to continue our efforts…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByigOo2Him

Important step for the comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2012

February 8th, 2013

Switching to life terms: MPs backtrack on death penalty plea for acid attackers

Published: December 23, 2012

Say proposal was intended as a deterrent against attacks.

ISLAMABAD: The Acid throwing and Burn Crime Bill 2012 has been referred to the relevant standing committee of the lower house for further deliberations but some of the movers have backtracked from earlier stance by opposing the proposal of death penalty for the crime

The original bill introduced by the group in the lower house last Tuesday had called for either the death penalty or life imprisonment as punishment.

Section 6 of the Acid Throwing and Burn Crime Bill, 2012 reads: “(1) Whoever commits or attempts to commit an offence of acid or burn attack shall: (i) if such act has resulted in the death of any person be punished with death or imprisonment for life; and; (ii) whoever intentionally causes hurt by Acid and Burn attack shall be punished with death or rigorous imprisonment for life.”

The group cited a growing number of acid throwing and burn crimes as the reason for suggesting the death penalty.

The bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Law and Justice for fine tuning, and movers believe that the suggestion of capital punishment could trigger a new debate.

“The issue (punishment) will trigger a debate in the standing committee since the government is discouraging the death sentence,” said MNA Yasmeen Rehman while talking to The Express Tribune, on Saturday. “In my opinion, the punishment should not be the death sentence [for acid throwing crimes],” Rehman added.

Shahnaz Wazir Ali of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) also referred to the standpoint of her party’s government and said that the sentence is likely to change.  “I think it (the death sentence) will be changed during the likely debate in the standing committee,” she said.

Justifying the proposal, she said that several people were of the view that there should be severe punishment for such heinous crimes. She added that, until recently, there was no punishment at all for the crimes and the proposal was intended as a deterrent to curb the growing number of acid throwing cases.

Shahnaz Wazir Ali

“We will try our level best to have the bill approved in the next session of the National Assembly,” said Wazir Ali.

However, MNA Riaz Fatiana was not upbeat about the fate of the bill, citing the approaching end of term for the incumbent National Assembly and the lengthy process every bill goes through before being passed.

Responding to a question regarding punishment of the crime, Fatiana also said he was opposed to awarding the death penalty in acid or burn crimes.

“How many people do you want to hang?” he questioned, referring to existing laws according to which crimes under anti-narcotics or robbery are tantamount to a death sentence. He also highlighted another piece of legislation on the subject and said the maximum punishment for the offence is 14-year imprisonment and the same should apply to this bill. Responding to a question on the moratorium on of death penalty by the PPP government, he said: “The president has neither pardoned those who have been awarded the death penalty nor has he implemented the sentence.”

The bill was jointly introduced by four members of the  PPP Yasmeen Rehman, Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Dr Nafisa Shah and Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, three members from Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, Dr Attiya Inaatullah, Riaz Fatyana and Humayun Saifullah Khan, and one member from the Muttahida Quami Movement Khush Bakht Shujaat.

Moved by Dr Attiya Inayatullah, the 35-clause bill provides guidelines for investigation, protection of witnesses, establishment of the acid and burn crime monitoring board as well as its responsibilities.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 23rd, 2012.

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.