ASF launched ICT based new project to address VAWG
ASF launched ICT based project against VAWG
ASF launched a project on `ICT based response and support mechanism to address Violence against women and girls in Bangladesh’ on 10th August, 2017 at Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF). Ms. Angela Naumann, First Secretary, Australian Aid formally announced the fund of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on behalf of High Commissioner of Australian High Commission of Bangladesh. She acknowledged the initiatives of ASF about the declining trend of Acid violence from Bangladesh. She had become inspired from the survivors to overcome the challenges to establish a dignified life.
Ms. Zakia K Hassan, Honorable Member, ASF Board of Trustee chaired the event. Mr. A.K . Masood Ahmed, Treasurer, ASF Board of Trustee took part in this program.
Ms. Shashwatee Biplob, Senior program manager, Australian Aid also participated the event.
Ms. Selina Ahmed, Executive Director, ASF delivered her welcome speech. Ms. Mausumi Sharmin, Manager-Program, ASF shared the brief overview of the project. Survivors representative Anjana and Suraiya shared their experiences and the necessity of this project
There were also cultural program by ‘Pancham Sur’ a musical group of survivors and a group of survivors performed dance.
The first secretary visited ASF specialized hospital for burn treatment and stayed there for a priceless time with empathy with the admitted patient of Acid and other burn violence. She also visited counseling, physiotherapy services as well as pressure garments unit of ASF.
This is a project to prevent report and respond to acid and other forms of VAWG. The project will be implemented in Bogra and Narsingdi districts. ASF will map available emergency support services at upazila level, a phone based alert system for reporting and a helpdesk for quick response and referral, established e-clinic for medical, legal and psycho social support and provide tele-counseling services to the survivors and at risk of VAWG.