RISE provides support to acid attack rehabilitation centers in:
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.
In Nepali, ASTITWA means ‘existence’ or ‘identity’ and ASTITWA Nepal’s mission is to support survivors in their journey of accepting and embracing their new identity as burn survivors. Founded by social worker and burns activist Rumi Rajbhandari and her colleagues Rupa Dali Shrestha, Minakshi Rana, Simran Silpakar, Sanjana Shrestha, Manisha Karki, and Sunena Shreshtha, ASTITWA Nepal is located in the capital city of Kathmandu and serves victims of burns violence, including acid attack survivors.
RISE has relationships with survivors and survivor organizations in: