In bangladesh, 65% of married women suffer physical violence from their husbands, according to a 2011 government survey plan international is working with the survivors. Acid violence is a form of gender based violence that reflects and perpetuates the inequality of women in society gender based violence is a common scenario in bangladesh this form of violence cuts across cultural and religious barriers and impede on women's right to fully participate in society. Acid attacks on women in bangladesh 1 while violence against women remains prevalent throughout asia, acid attacks on women, especially in bangladesh, stand out as one of its most despicable and barbaric manifestations 2. Acid attacks on women are increasing at alarming rates in bangladesh, but the government has failed to provide medical care to the victims easily available sulfuric acid, which can mutilate a human face in moments, has emerged as a weapon used to disfigure a woman’s body. Acid survivors trust international is the only international organisation whose sole purpose is to end acid violence the organisation was founded in 2002 and now works with a network of six acid survivors foundations in bangladesh, cambodia, india, nepal, pakistan and uganda that it has helped to form.
References: 1 survey report on acid violence 2003- the acid survivors trust international (asti) 2annual report on acid violence 2003 & 2004 published by acid survivors foundation 3 shattered reflections - acid violence and the law in bangladesh, saira rahman, assistant professor at the school of law of brac. A group of bangladeshi acid attack victims took to the stage at a london fashion show in an awe inspiring act of defiance against violence towards women the eight volunteers, who have all been subjected to violence or attacks themselves, stepped onto the catwalk at the survivors’ runway in a. How can the answer be improved. Bangladesh showed some noticeable development in reducing the numbers of acid violence incidents and victims over past one decade monira tells us the how di bangladesh showed.
Measuring gender-based violence: results of the violence against women (vaw) survey in bangladesh 2000 to prevent from the acid violence. Acid became the weapon of choice in violence against young women in bangladesh, where the first case was documented in 1967 subsequently, reported cases have been increasing: 47 in 1996, 130 in 1997, and 200 in 1998.
Asti is a uk registered not-for-profit charity and the only international organisation whose sole purpose is to end acid violence bangladesh, uganda and cambodia. Combating acid violence in bangladesh, india, and cambodia a report by the avon global center for women and justice. The non-accidental acid burn injury is a horrific form of violence, with the victim often incurring permanent facial scarring and even blindness.
Perpetrators in 2002, bangladesh introduced the death penalty for throwing acid and laws strictly controlling the sale, use, storage and international trade of acids. The non-accidental acid burn injury is a horrific form of violence, with the victim often incurring permanent facial scarring and even blindness bangladesh has the highest reported world-wide incidence of this crime and various difficulties have been faced by this developing nation in trying to.
Acid violence is a particularly vicious and damaging form of violence in bangladesh where acid is thrown in people’s faces the overwhelming majority of the victims are women, and many of them are below 18 years of age the victims are attacked for. Legal aid organisations, such as ain o salish kendra, and the bangladesh national women lawyers’ association provide legal aid to acid victims prothom alo, a popular daily, raises funds for the treatment and rehabilitation of victims, as well as campaigning against the crime. Gradual increase of acid attacks suggests that legal provisions and their enforcement are not adequate and effective social awareness, economic and psychologic support.
The degree of blame against women victims of acid violence in bangladesh has happened to the point where some agents have deliberately ↑ woman news network (wnn. The problem of acid violence in bangladesh a mannan1, s ghani1, sl sen2, a clarke3 and pem butler3 1 guy's, king's and st thomas' school of medicine, london, uk 2 department of plastic surgery, dhaka medical college hospital, dhaka, bangladesh 3 department of plastic surgery, royal free hospital, london, uk. The asf has become the key organization in bangladesh working on acid violence unicef was the first major international partner to work with them. Of all the gender-based force directed at adult females one of the most hideous is acerb onslaughts acids are used to deface and sometimes kill adult females and misss reported grounds for the acid-throwing onslaughts include the refusal of an offer of matrimony dowery differences domestic battles and disputes over belongings.