Abinta volunteered in various NGOs while she was in Bangladesh. She felt particularly close to the purposes of the Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF). She was acutely aware about the harmful effects of acid violence on victims as well as their families. She held the survivors of acid victims in high regard – “I met several women who did not let their physical disfigurement affect their aspirations. They went to university and studied to become lawyers, doctors and pursue other professions; by example, they have inspired other victims to undertake similar goals”.
AKF donated 140 meters of fabrics for ‘Pressure Garments’ to ASF on 29th of March, 2017. The stretchy nature of the garment benefits the survivors by protecting fragile skin, promoting better blood circulation in damaged tissues, diminishing itching and moisturising skin to upkeep the lubrication level on damaged skin.
At the inauguration ceremony, Ms Selina Ahmed, the Executive Director of ASF commented that AKF’s generous donation will benefit 300 victims about 1,000 times over in next two years.Abinta’s ardent desire was that the victims of such horrid violence are not treated as outcasts by society, but efforts should be made to assist them to get opportunities in pursuit of their ambitions.
“As more people are aware, the cause will attract domestic and international attention. I am inspired by the strength of these people and know that more ill become courageous and independent in pursuing day-to-day life and soon will be socially accepted.”