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Consultation on ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2019’

Dated: 31-07-2019 Islamabad:  Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF-Pakistan) in partnership with Group Development Pakistan (GDP) and Blue Veins joined hands to conduct a regional level consultation with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s parliamentarians, government officials, civil society and representatives of various political parties to stop acid and burn violence by advocating and lobbying for the passage of ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Comprehensive Acid and Burn Crime Bill 2019’. As per ASF-Pakistan data, acid violence has decreased by 50% in the country during 2015 and 2016 and the conviction rate for acid attacks was the highest among VAWG cases in the last two years (10%). Convictions largely entail […]


Nayyab Ali – first trans-woman, elected co-chairperson of EVAW/G Alliance

July 2019, Islamabad: Ms Nayyab Ali has been elected new co-chairperson of the National Chapter of the Ending Violence against Women/Girls Alliance for a two-year term. She is the first tans-woman to have been elected to co-chair such a forum. She was elected unopposed to replace the outgoing co-chairperson Anbreen Ajaib on completion of her two-year term. Ms Nayyab Ali, 26, is one of the leading Human rights defenders in Pakistan. She is the first trans-woman in the Muslim world to contest for national polls with political affiliation in Pakistan. She contested General Elections from NA 142 (district Okara in […]