Vitriolage (also known as acid violence) still occurs in Bangladesh today, with majority victims being females.

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Your small contribution may help Rina begum’s early recovery: a rice mill worker burnt by acid

“A new acid burn victim Rina Begum (42 years) was burnt on Saturday 11 July 2020 by her ex-husband Illias Hossain. Now she has been admitted at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital with 19% burnt. With the support of ASF now patients have been admitted at Sheikh Hasina national burn Institute. Her...

দুর্বৃত্তের ছোড়া ‘অ্যাসিডে’ ঝলসে গেছে শিশুসহ চারজন

রাজশাহীর বাগমারায় দুর্বৃত্তের ছোড়া অ্যাসিড–জাতীয় দাহ্য পদার্থে দুই মাসের শিশুসহ একই পরিবারের চারজনের মুখমণ্ডল ও শরীর ঝলসে গেছে। তাঁদের চিকিৎসার জন্য রাজশাহী মেডিকেল কলেজ হাসপাতালে ভর্তি করা হয়েছে। পুলিশ আলামত সংরক্ষণের জন্য দগ্ধ পরিবারের বাড়িতে তালা ঝুলিয়ে দিয়েছে। ঘটনাটি সোমবার (২২ জুন) গভীর...

Another victim falls prey to acid violence Chithulia village of Gosaibari union, Bogura

Another victim falls prey to acid violence this year on Wednesday, June 17th, at 2 pm in Chithulia village of Gosaibari union, Bogura; this is the ninth victim this year already.  Ripa Khatun, aged 35, was in the kitchen when she was thrown chemical acid on her back through the fence gap. The...

On the Eid day, the miscreants burnt the sleeping mother and two daughters with acid

On Eid day (25/05/2020), a heinous acid attack occurred in Laxmipur district under Raipur upazila in Ludhua village. The perpetrator targeted to a mother and her two young daughters, while they were in deep sleep. The victims went to the local hospital for treatment and then referred to the...

Scholastica Hosts ASF’s Joyful Cafe and Survivors on International Women’s Day

On International Women's Day, March 8 2020, Scholastica - Uttara Senior Campus, hosted ASF and its Joyful Cafe catering.  The event started off with a morning special Assembly with grade 8 & 9 students, and speeches from Principal Farah Ahmed and grade 7 student, Gazi Bushra Abedin.  The event...

ASF Organised School Campaign

A School Campaign event held in Daulatpur Bohumukhi High School of Belkuchi Union in Sirajganj district on 19 February 2020. It was organized by National Development Program (NDP) with the support of Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF). The project has been financing by Manusher Jonno...

বগুড়ায় এসিডে আক্রান্তদের সর্বোচ্চ সহযোগিতা করা হবে- সদর ইউএনও

বগুড়া সদর উপজেলা নির্বাহী কর্মকর্তা ও নির্বাহী ম্যাজিষ্ট্রেট আজিজুর রহমান বলেছেন, প্রশাসনের জিরো টলারেন্স ভূমিকায় বর্তমান বাংলাদেশে অবৈধভাবে এসিডের অপব্যবহার রুখে দেওয়া হয়েছে এবং বর্তমানেও এর বিরুদ্ধে প্রশাসন কঠোর রয়েছে। কিন্তু যারা পূর্বেই এর শিকার হয়েছে তাদের পুনর্বাসনে সকলকে এগিয়ে আসতে হবে। আর...

Bi-Annual Event and Press Conference with NDP, Sirajganj

ASF attends a half-day event hosted by Sirajganj's National Development Program (NDP) to speak to local news reporters around burn violence in Bangladesh.  ASF and NDP has a partnership project funded by Manusher Jonno Foundtion (MJF) called "Prevention, Respond, Resilience Building to Address...

ASF Visits the American International School of Dhaka (AISD)

The American International School of Dhaka (AISD) invited ASF for a half-day annual Meet-and-Greet involving the student volunteers and ASF's staff who are survivors.  The day comprised of an ASF presentation, round-table of introductions, recreational time in the school's grounds and lunch.  It...

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