Consultative meeting: NGOs pledge support for Acid and Burn Crime Bill

Aurat Foundation, Aware Girls, Noor Education Foundation, pledged to arrange awareness programs for the cause.


Noorwali Shah August 03, 2012

PESHAWAR:


In a bid to curb acid crimes in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), non-governmental organisations have decided to extend support to the proposed Acid and Burn Crime Bill that is likely to be tabled in the provincial assembly soon.


In this regard, a consultative meeting of various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) was held on Thursday at the Acid Survivors Foundation Pakistan (ASF), which will present the bill in the K-P assembly to bring legislation on and establish a database for acid and burn cases.

Aurat Foundation, Aware Girls, Noor Education Foundation, Shirkatgah, Khwando Kor and Blue Veins pledged to collect data, handle referral cases and arrange awareness programs for the cause.

An ASF spokesperson said that the foundation wants to work jointly with the Ending of Violence Against Women and Girls Alliance in K-P to help it in the tabling and passing the bill.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2012.