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This press conference organised by DFID Pakistan and UNDP in collaboration with Acid Survivors Foundation was the occasion to remind all stakeholders that Violence Against Women was a major breach of Human Rights and also the occasion to identify the way forward : strengthening the civil society collaboration, education for grass root community members and capacity building of caregivers as well as sensitisation of key decison makers such as parliamentarians, was declared essential to bring a sustainable change.
Abdul Rauf from GEO, was the anchor person.
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Acid Survivors Foundation team and Naila, an acid survivor, in front of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, a few minutes after the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr Iftikhar Chaudry, issued an historical statement requesting the Pakistani government to establish a legal framework so that acid sale would be regulated and monitored, and acid attack perpetrators severely punished. The Chief Justice of Pakistan also stated that it was the government duty to provide free medical care to acid survivors and ensure that these survivors would access rehabilitation services. Last but not least, Mr Iftikhar Chaudry praised Acid Survivors Foundation work!