We asked for your support to help Chanchal and Sonam recover from the impact of acid on their skins and organs and you responded with alertness. The target of collecting $ 2000 was achieved successfully.
In recent days cases of acid attacks stated getting reported by media aggressively. Only few days ago Preeti Rathi, a nurse appointed to serve with the Indian Navy, departed on June 2 after fighting for a month the horrendous effects of an acid attack. Preeti Rathi did not get any first aid for a long time after the attack at the Bandra Terminus. None among the many fellow passengers even bothered to throw water on the girl, which is the first and foremost first-aid in the case of any chemical burn.
Campaign's constant efforts to get the state government into action pushed them to shell out Rs 2 lakh to the family of Preeti. Her father Amar Singh Rathi chose to donate that fund to Stop Acid Attacks. As we do not want to deal with the government's money, we are initiating a fund called Preeti- which will serve as a treasury fund to provide immediate help to the people suffering acid attacks- apart from being used towards creating awareness over the issue.
We now ask your support in helping us create a fund that lets us provide initial support to a victim without waiting for the government to awake and act, as it did in Preeti's case, post her departure.
Stop Acid Attacks is India's first campaign dedicated to documenting the stories of acid attack survivors, connecting them to potential donors, helping them with medical and legal aid and effecting policy change in their favor. Of all these things, the most important for them is financial aid because they need lifelong treatment and scores of reconstructive surgeries. Combine it with the fact that most of them happen to be from extremely poor backgrounds. Some of them are disadvantaged in ways that we cannot even imagine. These women have no institutional support- governmental or non-governmental- available to them. Many of them are not fit to work before going through scores of reconstructive surgeries.