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India Needs to Seriously Address its Acid Attack Problem.

As is often the case with crimes against women, acid attacks are treated with official apathy and societal indifference.

The rising number of acid attack cases, from 83 in 2011 to 349 in 2015, shows India’s inability to grapple with this heinous crime. 977 more words


Today is [Inter]National Hug Day - These Women and More Need All the Support Possible.

An acid attack is predominantly carried out by a man to a woman, usually after he has been rejected/upset in some way; they are common in South Asia (Pakistan, India and Bangladesh) and other parts of the world but the epidemic has been spreading with occurrences in Europe and the perpetrators and victims aren’t always Black/Asian (for the racists out there who think they are). 10,121 more words

Time And Culture

Gender discrimination

Disturbing news like Rape, Molestation and acid attacks are growing every day. It’s not like that these things did not happen in the past, but mostly used to be either suppressed or ignored. 335 more words

Social Stories

Report of acid attack, protests & more from Iran

Young Baluchi targeted in acid attack in southwest Iran

At 7:55 pm on Monday, December 5th armed state agents in Zahedan, southeast Iran, splashed acid on a 29-year old Baluchi man in southeast Iran, according to incoming reports. 346 more words


Last post while in India!

Hi all!  I know a few people have logged on to see what’s up and it has been a few..

I am in my last week and to say the trip has been an eye opening journey doesn’t suffice. 631 more words


My 1st video diary (insert self conscious face here)

I could have done with wiping off what looks like mascara under one of my eyes (it literally looks like I have a droopy eye).. and I could have done with some makeup but you know what? 650 more words


Tough day.

The image above is the aftermath of one of today’s interviews at Make Love Not Scars in New Delhi.  This is Anahita hugging one of the survivors after we finished an incredibly moving interview. 896 more words