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Surviving acid attacks

“To disfigure a woman by throwing acid on her face is, to me, one the basest, crudest acts of subjugation imaginable,” said Shah Rukh Khan on Monday (January 22) at World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos.

German photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl took pictures of women who survived acid attacks – and discovered extraordinary strength. – Author: Monika Griebeler

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23.01.2018 | 13:48

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Combating Acid Violence: The Bangladesh model

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Acid violence is prevalent in Bangladesh with perpetrators throwing acid at the faces and/or bodies of victims. Although these latter are predominantly young women, there have been acid attacks on older women, hildren and even men in recent years. These attacks frequently are the result of disputes involving money, land and dowries. They are often revenge for romantic rejection.

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08.08.2017 | 13:12

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@ picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Martin

We have heard about women in some countries who are accused of being witches. In most cases they are not more than innocent and socially very vulnerable women, whose situations have been taken advantage by a community that needs somebody to be blamed for any kind of misfortune. These women are often humiliated, tortured, and killed. Imagine all of those horrible things happening to children. Yes, even a two-year-old boy can be accused of being a witch. We say thank you for your comments that condemn this kind of practice!

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01.03.2016 | 20:22

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