Acid Survivors Trust International's work has produced real change. The organisation was involved in many successful campaigns, such as those to introduce acid laws in Cambodia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. We have also be actively involved in direct medical support for survivors: former ASTI trustee Dr Ron Hiles OBE, has personally performed over one thousand reconstructive surgery operations and trained hundreds of surgeons who in turn have treated thousands of patients. In 2016, The Trust Law/Thomson Reuters Foundatin shortlisted ASTI for a Solicitors Journal Award for Working in Partnership with J Sagar Associate, Baker & McKenzie and P&G Asia for the comparative law study that looked at acid laws in the UK, India, Cambodia and Colombia.
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Read about our successes below:
A two year programme led by ASTI with local partners Burns Violence Survivors Nepal and Acid Survivors Foundation Pakistan in the delivery of a British Government funded project led to:
ASTI was supported by the United Nations Trust Fund (UNTF) in a two-year project. ASTI worked with local partners in Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda. The project contributed to:
ASTI worked alongside and supported the work of local partners to bring about changes in law relating to acid violence.
ASTI has produced a series of studies focused specifically on acid violence. Research is key to informing, developing and implementing effective strategies for change.
JUSTICE? WHAT JUSTICE?
Tackling Acid Violence and Ensuring Justice for Survivors, 2015, in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation
ACID VIOLENCE IN NEPAL
Situational Analysis of Acid and Burns Violence in Nepal, 2011, in partnership with Burns Violence Survivors Nepal and United Nations Trust Fund.
ACID VIOLENCE IN UGANDA
Situational Analysis of Acid Violence in Uganda, 2011, in partnership with Acid Survivors Foundation Uganda and United Nations Trust Fund