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Acid Attacks

Comic Book Features Rape, Acid Attack Survivors As Heroines

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact

What appear to be these superheroes’ weaknesses are actually their greatest strengths. A new augmented reality comic book from Indian-American autho...

Teen Acid Attack Survivor Absolutely Owns At New York Fashion Week

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.28.2016 | Good News

Acid attack survivor and activist Reshma Qureshi says she feels more beautiful now than she ever has before. The 19-year-old from Mumbai, India, walke...

Newest Cover Girl For Indian Retailer Is An Acid Attack Survivor

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact

Laxmi Saa, an Indian woman who survived an acid attack 10 years ago, is the new face of the Indian sari retailer Viva N Diva. Viva N Diva conceived of...

Stunning Trailer For Bolshoi Ballet Documentary Promises Drama

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — On the stage of the Bolshoi Theater, the dancers were all elegance and grace, leaping through the air and lifting their partners with ...

Meet The Man Taking Over The Bolshoi Theater Post-Acid Attack

The Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts

MOSCOW (AP) — The Bolshoi Theater has announced that Makhar Vaziev, the Russian ballet director at Italy's La Scala, will be joining the renowned Mo...

Watch An Acid Attack Survivor Fully See The World For The First Time In A Year

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.24.2015 | Good News

An acid attack survivor has regained her eyesight, and her reaction to seeing the world around her says it all. Soheila Jorkesh was driving in Isfaha...

Makeup Tutorial By Acid Attack Survivor Teaches More Than Lipstick Tips

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact

Since surviving an acid attack that disfigured her face, Reshma has nailed down a daily beauty routine. But while offering her lipstick tips, the advo...

Fighting For The Rights Of Colombia's Acid Attack Victims

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

A little over a year ago, then 33-year-old Natalia Ponce de León was attacked with sulfuric acid in the Colombian capital of Bogota. The brutal acid...

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, thr...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.