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Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) works with partners and stakeholders towards the elimination of acid and other forms of burn violence, and the protection and promotion of survivors’ rights, including access to medical, legal, social and economic services. The organization has been working on acid violence issues since 1999, with the ultimate goal to eliminate acid violence from Bangladesh. However, at present there is an acid attack every two days. Victims of acid violence need physical reconstruction, support for reintegration into mainstream society and legal assistance. Therefore, ASF ensures the best possible medical, legal and social reintegration support to the acid survivors. ASF’s focus is on its work as a coordinating agency. Thus, building up the capacity of the local level NGOs as well as the professionals involved with this issue, for example, doctors, public prosecutors and the police, is a very important part of ASF’s activities. ASF also has initiatives to engage the media, celebrities and students in implementation of prevention activities. ASF has gained national and international recognition for its dedicated support to the acid survivors. In appreciation of ASF’s success, the Executive Director of the organization received the 4th Human Rights Award of Amnesty International – Germany in 2005. ASF is the pioneer and dedicatedly working specifically with the acid violence issues in Bangladesh; thus a role model for other countries having acid violence dilemma.
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