Uganda

End Acid Violence Uganda

EAV was founded by Ernest Kayanja and Ali Mubiru, journalists at Radio Simba in Uganda. As journalists and human rights activists, Ernest and Ali know the power of story and media to draw attention to atrocities that are overlooked.  As volunteers and concerned citizens, they have worked hard to ensure that people in their country- and all of us- pay attention and take action to ending acid violence. Follow them on Facebook!

 

India

Acid Survivors Foundation India

Nepal

ASTITWA Nepal

ASTITWA Nepal is currently in its initial ‘pilot project’ phase. The main objective of this organization is to set up and develop a specialist team consisting of counselors, a physiotherapist and nutritionist. We are a group of motivated people experienced in working with burn survivors. We wanted to work and make a difference in our society, therefore, we registered ASTITWA Nepal as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in 2017. Burn violence has a devastating effect on the human body. It causes severe mental, physical, physiological and social scarring. Survivors are often left with no legal recourse, limited access to medical help, and stigmatized for the debilitating scars they bear. Many survivors do not have the financial means to pay for their lengthy treatments too.  Burns injuries are the second most common injuries in Nepal. They are mostly accidents and sometimes even homicides and attempted suicides. In cases of accidents, scald burns are the most common. Homicidal or suicidal cases are almost always related to dowry or abuse – mental or physical and often both.