Posts Tagged ‘united nations’

When The Issue Becomes International…

September 14th, 2010

ACID BURNING ATTACKS -
VICTIMIZATION, SURVIVORS, SUPPORT
UN Human Rights Council Session 15
September 15, 2010 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room XXVII, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Acid Survivors Foundation is tremendously happy to see that international forums are now becoming aware of the urge to STOP ACID BURNING, WHICH, by the way, should be called ACID ATTACKS as it is an atrocious form of violence…

By increasing such seminars and forums, the right support and policies will hopefully be developed so that acid violence can, one day, only stand for a far away nightmare…

About Acid Survivors Foundation UNDP Project :GJP And Our Awareness Raising Strategy.

January 12th, 2010
The panel for discussing gender Justice Programme from UNDP and eradication of violence against women.

The panel for discussing gender Justice Programme from UNDP and eradication of violence against women.

Screening of Documentary and Panel Discussion on VAW

December 2009: An event titled ‘16 Days and Beyond….’ to commemorate the end of the 16 Days of Activism on Eliminating Violence against Women, was organized by the project on 9 December 2009 in Islamabad. The event featured screening of a documentary “Bushra Survives” by the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), one of the implementing partners of GJP, followed by a panel discussion on VAW.

Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka, Country Director UNDP and Mr. Mr. George Turkington, Head of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) were the chief guests for the occasion. The eminent panelist for the event included: (i) Ms. Saba Gul Khattak, Member Social Sectors, Planning Commission; (ii) Ms. Marvi Memon, Member National Assembly; (iii) Dr. Farzana Bari, Head of Gender Studies, QAU University; (iv) Dr. Rakshinda Parveen, social activist; (v) Ms. Samar Minallah, human rights activist and documentary film maker; (vi) Ms. Valerie Khan Yusufazi, Chair of Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF); and (vii) Mr. Salman Asif, Gender Advisor, UNDP. A large number of stakeholders also participated.