Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Organizations working on this issue in India

Posted by Stop Acid Attacks On Wednesday, March 06, 2013

CSAAW, Karnataka, India

Karnataka-based Campaign and Struggle Against Acid Attacks on Women (CSAAW) explains that acids are by nature highly corrosive, capable of causing irreversible alterations in living tissue on contact. The extent of burns caused by contact with the chemical is dependent on the nature of the acid, the level of concentration and the duration of contact. Acids not only burn the outer skin but also have a devastating impact on the underlying tissues and muscles, and in some cases the bone tissue as well. The fluid nature of acids means that the area affected goes much beyond the initial area of contact. As the acid seeps further and further into the underlying issues, the affected area increases. During the last seven years, CSAAW has undertaken an extensive study of acid attacks and their implication on the lives of women in many parts of Karnataka. The CSAAW had to challenge people into action by placing this issue within larger frameworks of women’s rights and systemic patriarchal violence.

2. ASFI, Kolkata India

An initiative to explore the possibility of setting up countrywide network for prevention of acid violence, after care of survivors and advocacy for protection of the victims’ rights was taken by the UK based Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) along with leading Indian citizens in some metropolitan towns. Following preliminary investigation, the Acid Survivors Trust India (AST-IND) was established at Kolkata in December 2010 as a central coordinating agency to organize the network and to set up facilities all over the country through chapters and local partners. Later the name was changed to 'Acid Survivors Foundation India'(ASFI).

भारत में एसिड अटैक पर काम करने वाले संगठन

कर्नाटक में काम करने वाले इस संगठन का पूरा नाम कैंपेन एंड स्ट्रगलर अगेन्स्ट एसिड अटैक हैजो कि लम्बे समय से एसिड अटैक पीड़ितों के हितों के लिए अभिया न चला रहा है. एसिड अटैक की भयावहता और उसके पीड़ित पर पड़ने वाले असर का व्यापक अध्ययन कर ये लोगों को जागरूक करता है.
 एसिड अटैक की शिकार कई पीड़ितों के लिए ये संगठन  सिर्फ पीड़ितों की मदद करता है बल्कि इसे रोकने के लिए कानूनी लड़ाई भी लड़ रहा हैजिसकी वजह से राजनितिक स्तर पर भी एसिड अटैक को गंभीरता से लिया जा रहा है.

कोलकाता से संचालित होने वाला यह संगठन राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर एसिड अटैक को रोकने के लिए महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभा रहा हैलंदन में एसिड अटैक पीड़ितों की देखभाल और उनके हितों की रक्षा के लिए चल रहे एसिड सर्वाइवल ट्रस्ट इंटरनेशनल की तर्ज़ पर भारत में भी एसिड अटैक की घटनाओं को रोकने और और पीड़ितों की सुरक्षा और मदद के लिए दिसम्बर 2010 में कोलकाता में एसिड सर्वाइवल ट्रस्ट इंडिया की स्थापना की गयीबाद में इसका नाम बदलकर एशियन सर्वाइवल फेडरेशन ऑफ़ इंडिया रखा गया.

इसकी एजेंसी का कार्य देशभर में अपने नेटवर्क की स्थापना करना और ऐसे लोगों को जोड़ना जो एसिड अटैक पीड़ितों के लिए कार्य कर रहे हैंएएफएसआई वर्तमान में देश में एसिड अटैक पीड़ितों के लिए काम करने वाले प्रमुख संगठनो के रूप में जाना जाता है.



    About Us

    SAA is a campaign against acid violence. We work as a bridge between survivors and the society, as most of the victims of this brutal crime, which is much more grave in its impact than a rape, have isolated themselves after losing their face. Due to ignorance of the government and civil society, most survivors find no hope and stay like an outcast, in solitude. SAA aims to research and track acid attack cases and compile a data to get the actual situation of survivors.

    Our Mission

    We work with partners and stakeholders towards elimination of acid and other forms of burn violence and protection of survivors' rights. The process of justice to an acid attack victim remains incomplete until she gets immediate medical, legal and economic help, along with the critical social acceptance. Our vision is to free India from this crime, which reflects the flaws of our patriarchal society and abusive attitudes. We want survivors to have access to fast justice and fight back the irreparable impact of this crime.

    Support Us

    Any amount you can donate to us, no matter how small, will be very gratefully received and put to good use helping acid and burns violence survivors. Your help could help pay for dressings and medical supplies for recuperating patients. A small help could help survivors with vital physical rehabilitation after an attack, including physical therapy and nursing.

    Click this link to donate for a good cause.

    Join Us

    We welcome all the volunteers to come forward and join us in our camping and contribute in whatever way possible. Please visit the Join Us page for more details.