ASWWF launches new campaign

Chennai : Acid survivors & women welfare foundation has been providing support to survivors of acid attack through a network of chapters in India and has been building their lives positively to ensure that they can reintegrate into mainstream society. The foundation has now launched the campaign  “silence will not protect women. A press release said Justice Jayanti, Anil Meshram, Princess Vidya Singh, Princess of Vijayanagaram, S Chandrashekhar, Senior Corporate Advisor, V Manickam were present during the launch event.
Manisha Lohia,  president ASWWF South India chapter said, “The launching of the campaign, ‘silence will not protect women’ is very appropriate because in most cases violence against women a united rebuke is not made and women suffer I silence leading to more silence.” H.P. Kanoria, chairman, ASWWF said, “Through the ‘silence will not protect women’ campaign our vision is to create awareness for wiping out acid violence from India through social, educational and regulatory procedures. As this inhuman crime of acid violence is increasing in India, it is becoming necessary to make our services available to more and more acid attack survivors. We endeavour to promote an enlightened attitude towards human rights, gender equality, women’s awakening and empowerment through various means “.Rahul Varma, vice chairman, ASWWF said,“Acid violence is one of the most heinous crimes against humanity. Besides the various measures adopted by us for supporting the cause of survivors, we plan to set up a psycho-social burn rehabilitation centre that will provide holistic care to survivors. ASWWF would coordinate and collaborate with various NGO’s/ organizations engaged in similar work for advocacy of acid related causes; including adequate compensation , free or subsidized medical treatment, rehabilitation and exemplary punishment to culprits.”