Violence, Trauma, Fear.
Do you feel the pain?
Acid attacks and other crimes against women happen across the world and adversely affect their lives – physically, emotionally and psychologically.
We believe in service to humanity, especially to women and the less fortunate; guided by ethical norms, transparency and fair practices.
A Global Problem
Acid attacks are a form of violence primarily directed against women, where the perpetrator splashes a person with acid in order to deface or kill the person. Domestic violence, refusal to indecent proposals, family disputes have been found to be the dominating causes of acid violence.
With a relentless commitment to erase acid violence from society, ASWWF realizes the indispensable need to formulate initiatives that cater to the well being of the victims.
Tales of Woes
“Incident happened in the year 17th September, 2000. I was married this man who along with his mother compelled me to swallow acid. I caught my mother-in-law red handed, having an illicit affair with a man. Hence, they wanted to shut me up.”
“ASWWF has given me new hope for living the life again. It helped me to stand on my own. I received financial as well as moral support from them. I regained my self-confidence and hope to live a better life in future.”
“After losing her father at an early age, Reshma, a young girl became the only support of her family. She was the only earning member in the family at that point of time. She chose a profession of singing to earn her living. ”
Mallika Dey (Batashi)
“Mallika, called Batashi by the loved once was born in a village of rural Burdwan. She couldn’t stop herself from helping her family by working from the age as tender as 7 years. In the process, she had to put an end to her studies. ”
What To Do In An Emergency
- Wash the affected area with a lot of water.
- Preferably put the scar under running water.
- Keep doing the process for at least 30 minutes.
- Call for ambulance
- Never use cold water or ice
Launch Of Bihar Chapter of ASWWF
Launch of “Siragu”- An initiative for empowering slum dwelling women at Chennai
Launch of Odisha Chapter of ASWWF
Samarpan- An outlet for showcasing handicrafts made by the survivors
Poster of awareness being displayed at a Police Station
Street Play for building awareness at Shantiniketan
Tagore International School students performing street play at Delhi for awareness
Join us as a campaigner as we become resolute to erase Acid Violence from the society. Service to others is the greatest virtue of man.
The worth of money lies in the well being of the needy. Having bounteous, it’s time to donate generously. Let’s participate generously to improve innocent lives.
Not being casualties, we are the blessed lot, unlike those victims who are living in extreme torments. Join us as ingenuous volunteers. Bring the change.
JOIN AS AN INTERN
They have turned despair. Bring them hope. Learn virtues of humanity. Begin your journey of ‘Independence’, with a selfless deed. Join us as an Intern.