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3rd consultation: Acid Crime And Prevention Bill!

September 14th, 2010

ASF team proposing the new law on acid to ministry of women development with the support of UNIFEM and NCSW

Naveed Khan, legal consultant, presenting the law before q/a session.

Yasmeen Rehman, advisor to the Prime Minister on Women Affairs was tehre to host the consultation and officialise the government will to eradicate acid violence.

Strong supporters of gender justice : Fahmida Iqbal and Dr fauzia Saeed from NCSW.

Hands up for the press, as usual, our Pakistani fellows were there to support ASF cause!

These pictures are highly encouraging and ASF applauds Ministry of Women Development and National Commission on The Status of Women for commiting to propose a law in the Parliament. But more efforts are needed, we are on the right path but the journey is not over! ASF is determined to bring a sustainable change to stop a non human phenomenon,  major human rights breach, for this, we will need your support, get ready!

Great News For Acid Survivors In Pakistan!

January 27th, 2010

The bill regarding Acid Violence that has been submitted to the National Assembly by Marvi Memon and her supporting group has been tabled yersterday, 26th January 2009.

Acid Survivors Foundation is proud of the Pakistani parliamentarians who have hereby recognised the need to address and act upon acid violence in Pakistan. However, the most difficult now lays ahead : some elements of the proposed bill do clearly need to be reviewed in order to ensure that a maximum parliamentarians will support this bill or rather these amendments, including the most orthodox ones, and this, within the spirit of promoting/protecting human rights : some parliamentarians or senators may very well demand that Qisas, “an eye for an eye” law should be applied as a punishment for the perpetrator as they are shocked by the cruelty of acid attack and as they are determined to stop it…

As much as we understand these senators and parliamentarians’ reactions, as much as we are thankful to them for their commitment to protect acid survivors and eradicate acid violence in Pakistan, as human rights activists, we cannot support such a punishment and will therefore come up with a different strategy that will still satisfy our common goal : eradicate one of the wost forms of torture, domestic violence and human rights breach and ensure that acid survivors in Pakistan become proactive and autonomous citizens ready to develop a democratic society in a peaceful manner…

Wish us luck for the coming consultations!

Acid Survivors Foundation : Strength, Unity, Solidarity.

January 12th, 2010
a few survivors from Acid Survivors Foundation

a few survivors from Acid Survivors Foundation

Acid Survivors Foundation wants to pay tribute to a group of brave and determined survivors who have decided to fight against this horrendous form of violence, major breach of human rights. All of them are rebuilding their life, are owning it.

We are proud of them and wanted to thank them for the admiring support that they are capable of providing to other survivors : a great lesson for all of us.

You will get to know more about them later on in our gallery…

See you there…!