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Acid Attacks

Acid Attack Survivors Pose As 'Calendar Girls' To Redefine Beauty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact

You don't see too many burns on the faces of calendar models, but that's exactly why the women featured in "Bello" are smiling big for the camera. ...

Disney Princesses Depicted As Acid Attack Survivors Reflect Global Fight Against Atrocity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact

Sometimes art can be an impactful catalyst for change, and that's exactly how Alexsandro Palombo likes it. In his new illustrated series -- launche...

The Crisis of Trust in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Akbar Ganji | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

Many people in Iran do not trust Iranian officials, and cast doubts on their sincerity. All types of conspiracy theories have also spread around the nation.

Rising Acid Attacks Raise Fears About 'Morality Patrols' In Iran

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, Nov 5 (Reuters) - It is a question all Iranians are asking: who is stalking the streets of Isfahan,...

Acid Attack Survivors Pose For Photo Shoot, Show Us What 'Beautiful Really Means'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

They may not bear the features of typical models, but their beauty is undeniable. Five Indian acid attack survivors boldly posed before the camera ...

Acid Attacks On The Rise In Colombia

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Latino Voices

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Police are offering a nearly $40,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever was behind the latest in a rash...

Survivor Of Acid Attack In India Wins 'Courage' Award For Her Refusal To Hide Her Face

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

After an acid attack disfigured her face when she was 16, it would’ve been understandable if Laxmi had decided to retreat from society. After all, m...

Why Acid Attacks On Women Are Still Happening, And What Must Be Done

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact

By Sakuntala Narasimhan, Women's eNews BANGALORE, India (WOMENSENEWS)--Simi Rao, 37, a former school teacher and mother of two, has been in and out...

4 Indian Sisters Target Of Horrifying Acid Attack

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

LUCKNOW, India -- Police in northern India are investigating an attack on four sisters who had acid thrown on them as they walked home from work, an o...

Woman Forced To Return To Husband After Acid Attack

The Huffington Post | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

Eight days after 36-year-old Nurbanu from Bangladesh divorced her husband of 18 years, he threw acid right in her face. Nurbanu's husband went int...

World's Future Depends on Women's Equality

John Seager | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
John Seager

n America, women doing the same jobs as men make 23 cents less per hour - and pay a lot more for health insurance. Women's experiences are routinely ignored. Women's rights to reproductive services are under continual assault. Around the world, the portrait is even grimmer.

Colombian Women Latest Victims Of Acid Attacks (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Posted 08.14.2012 | Latino Voices

By Johanna Mendelson, VOXXI A recent news story in the Washington Post by Juan Forero called attention to a distressing situation in Colombia: acid...

Horrific Acid Attacks On The Rise | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia – Every glance at a mirror transports Consuelo Cordoba to the moment when her boyfriend doused her with a skin-searing acid that ob...

Woman Feels 'Closer To God' After Recovering From Man Throwing Acid At Her For Being Christian

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion

When Julie Aftab was 16 years old, a man walked into the office in Pakistan where she worked and asked if she was Christian. When she told him she was...

Prominent Pakistani Acid Victim Commits Suicide

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani acid attack victim Fakhra Younus had endured more than three dozen surgeries over more than a decade to repair her severely dam...

A Pakistani Spring Must Find its Roots in its Investment in Women

Anisa Noormohamed | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Anisa Noormohamed

I look to our fellow Muslims in the Middle East for inspiration, where the recent wave of revolutions was fueled by women bloggers, activists and professionals.

Karzai Asks Us to Leave (Most of) Afghanistan, and We Should Listen

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Mitchell Bard

What happens next is up to the Afghan people, not us. The country's president has asked us to leave. If he doesn't want us there, we shouldn't be there. In fact, we should beat Karzai's timetable and get most of our troops out of Afghanistan as soon as is safe and practical.

Defacing Women: Acid Attacks on Film

Barbara Becker | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Barbara Becker

The Academy Award-winning best documentary short Saving Face raises larger issues about this global human rights atrocity -- and how simple endings are seldom that easy.

Conversation With Oscar-Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Ellie Knaus | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Ellie Knaus

Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a warrior for truth. And now, her documentary Saving Face, co-directed with Daniel Junge, is winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 5

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Acid violence is a form of vengeance for other types of social conflicts like disputes over land. In most cases the women, young and adolescent girls and girl children are the victims.

Acid Attacks: An Eye for an Eye

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Mahatma Gandhi once famously said that "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" -- and he was right, of course, but he had never been the victim of an acid attack.

One Woman's Mission: Empowering World's Poorest Girls to Transform World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was ...

Pakistan Set to Pass Landmark Bill to Combat Acid Terrorism

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

While passage of Pakistan's Acid Control and Burn Crime Prevention Bill is certain, it remains to be seen whether the government will make a sincere attempt to implement and enforce this legislation.

Favorite Friends I've Never Met

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Because of social networking I have a new circle of virtual friends who I enjoy and respect, even though we have never met or for that matter, may never meet.

Afghan Schoolgirls Describe Acid Attacks (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MSNBC has a powerful video on young girls in Afghanistan who were attacked with acid for going to school. The girls describe the attack and how it has...