Search Results for Tag: Acid attacks
Acid attacks in several Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have been plaguing women for a very long time. In fact, even men have sometimes fallen prey to obsessed lovers who use this method to take revenge. Here is a repost of an older Women Talk Online report in which an acid attack survivor, Sonali Mukherjee, spoke to Samrah Fatima about her experiences.
Date13.10.2014 | 8:30
Media reports indicate that the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is planning to lower the age of marriage for women. Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani wants to set an example for women in her country. Will she be succesful? Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines in the last few days.
Date13.10.2014 | 7:58
Women in Pakistan’s troubled province Baluchistan are fearful after a spate of attacks that targeted women going out without male family members.
Date20.08.2014 | 10:21
Date15.08.2014 | 10:49
The safest way of spending your life in a lower middle class family in India is to constantly keep in mind what others may be thinking of you and stick to convention. But does one get enough security in return?
Date30.08.2013 | 14:09
Some of the survivors of acid attacks portrayed in a recent documentary about their fates fear reprisals if the film is broadcast in Pakistan. Acid crime affects hundreds every year.
In February, there was jubilation in Pakistan when Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy became the first Pakistani filmmaker to win an Academy Award. “Saving Face,” Obaid-Chinoy’s 40-minute documentary, is about the victims of acid attacks in Pakistan.
It focuses in particular on two women, Zakia and Rukhsana, who fight to rebuild their lives after being attacked by their husbands, and ôn the Pakistani-born plastic surgeon Mohammad Jawad who tries to restore people’s faces by using artificial skin substitutes, grafts and other surgical techniques.
Date24.05.2012 | 6:41
TagsAbuse, Acid attacks, honour, marriage, Pakistan, Pakistani girls, Rural Women, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, suicide, women, Women talk online, women's rights
The Pakistani Senate recently passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill of 2011, which stipulates a maximum prison term of life and fines perpetrators up to Rs1 million (around 11,000 US dollars or 8,000 euros).
Date01.04.2012 | 9:46