Acid attack involves the intentional throwing of any corrosive onto the face and body of a person to disfigure them. 80 per cent of its victims are women making the crime a gender-based violence. Founded in 1999 (Reg#1501) in response to the rising trend of acid violence in Bangladesh, Acid Survivors Foundation’s mission is to eradicate acid and burn violence and empower survivors, especially women and children through an integrated approach using a replicable holistic bio-psycho-social model; through the engagement of national and international stakeholders.



Acid survivors


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Initiative to change: Training on Right Based Approach

A 2-day’s training workshop has been organized by ASF, powered by Mutual Trust Bank, and facilitated by immensely skilled and experienced trainer Dr. Motahar Akand on 20-21 September 2022. The younger generation…

ASF attended to the annual learning session fair at AISD

Asf was invited to participate in the Annual learning session fair organized by the AISD school on 29/08/2022. ASF gave a stall on the occasion. Secondary and higher secondary students visited the stall and inquire about ASF. The fair is held from 10.45 am to 12.30 pm.

Breaking News Ratna Akhter August 2022

On the morning of the attack, she was sleeping in her home when the
30-year-old perpetrator Shafiqul Islam threw acid on her.

Breaking News Mahmuda July22

On the night of 13th July, 23-year-old Mahmuda underwent an acid attack. The attack was carried out by her father-in-law, mother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, and the husband of one sister-in-law.

Virtual meeting between ASF and school teacher(NYC)

19 July, 2022, a virtual meeting held between the Executive Director Sarder Jahangir Hossain and Ms. Farhana Patwary-a school teacher from NYC. Ms. Patwary plans to write a book on a “Fairytale about an acid attack victim”. She learned about ASF’s works from Google search engine.

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