Posts Tagged ‘UK Aid’

CHASE: ASF new project in collaboration with ASTI, BVSN and UK AID

April 16th, 2014

ASF new campaign : what to do in case of acid attack...

Baroness Northover visiting ASF-Pakistan Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Unit.

March 18th, 2013

With ASF team

Looking at photos and checking"before" and "after"

KP Minister for Industries ensures its full support for passage of comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill.

November 20th, 2012

The Workshop conducted by ASF team in Dera Ismail Khan, aimed at sensitising local CSOs, lawyers, doctors, elected representatives, community members to enhance acid violence reporting as ASF knows that many acid attacks go under reported in Dera Ismail Khan. Additionally, the network support for the passage of comprehensive Acid and Burn crime bill was strenghtened, let us hope for the best in KP!

ASF executive director presenting the comprehensive legislation

KP Minister for industries along with ASF executive Director.

The audience viewing the documentary: Bushra Survives

PODA Rural Women Conference: A Way To Reach Out To CSOs Members And Parliamentarians For Further Support For Comprehensive Acid And Burn Crime Bill.

October 20th, 2012

YOUTH ENGAGED along with UN women, UK Aid, ASF…

3rd Media Training on Effective Reporting On Acid Violence, Lahore 29th September 2012

October 3rd, 2012
In collaboration with UK Aid, UN Women.

Media exploring further the phenomenon of acid violence and its reality in Pakistan

Training Media On Effective Reporting Of Acid Violence: A Momentum Was Born Again!

July 25th, 2012

Acid attack survivors sharing their stories

Survivors acting as agents of change and interacting with the press

Saving Face Wins Oscar!!! Well Done Pakistani Women!

February 27th, 2012

Pakistani journalist and documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s latest venture Saving Face has won an Oscar award under the category ‘Best Documentary, Short Subject’.

In her acceptance speech, Chinoy dedicated the award to “all the heroes working on the ground in Pakistan” including British Pakistani plastic surgeon Dr Mohammad Jawad, main subjects of the documentary and the women of Pakistan.

“All the women in Pakistan working for change, don’t give up on your dreams, this is for you,” she said.

Dedicating the award to main subjects Rukhsana and Zakia, Obaid-Chinoy said that their “resilience and bravery in the face of such adversary is admirable”.

Co-director Daniel Junge said he had the idea for the film after hearing about Jawad, and asked Chinoy to work with him. He has been previously nominated for an both an Oscar and an Emmy.

“To win … and with such a http://i1.tribune.com.pk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/342358-sharmeenobaidreuters-1330317111-941-640x480.jpgsubject – it’s such an honour,” he said.

The documentary Saving Face chronicles the work of Dr Jawad, who performed reconstructive surgery on survivors of acid attacks in Pakistan.

The documentary, which is filmed across Islamabad, Rawalpindi and the small towns of Punjab, was released in the US in November. It is due to release in the UK in March 2012, following which it will be released in Pakistan.

“The women who decided to be a part of the documentary did so because they wanted to make their voices heard and wanted to bring attention to this form of assault,” Chinoy said in an interview conducted before she won the Oscar.

“The main reason that they are in Saving Face is to make their stories heard and have an impact.” Many victims are women attacked by their husbands, and others assaulted for turning down a proposal of marriage. One girl in the documentary describes how she was burned after rejecting the advances of her teacher. She was 13 at the time.

Another woman featured in the film is 25-year-old Rukhsana, whose husband threw acid on her and her sister-in-law doused her in gasoline before her mother-in-law lit a match and set her on fire.

Chinoy said she hopes the cases in her film will resonate for others in Pakistan.

“It is a story of hope with a powerful message for the Pakistani audience. I felt this would be a great way to show how Pakistanis can help other Pakistanis overcome their problems,” she said.

Chinoy’s films have won international acclaim. Her 2010 documentary, Pakistan’s Taliban Generation, won an International Emmy Award.

At the ceremony, Obaid-Chinoy chose to wear female designers, from her clothes and her jewellery.

“I am wearing Bunto Kazmi for the ceremony and will be wearing Sana Safinaz and Saniya Maskatiya for Oscar-related events. My jewellery will be done by Kiran Aman of Kiran Fine Jewellery and Sherezad Rahimtoola of Labels. I am really excited to showcase local Pakistani talent, and that too all women,” revealed Chinoy.

Link:  http://tribune.com.pk/story/342358/sharmeen-obaid-chinoys-documentary-wins-oscar-for-best-documentary-short-subject/