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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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“Two wheels are better than one”

BangladeshFrom early childhood, I thought that I had a clear idea of life in rural Bangladesh despite the fact that I lived in the port city of Chittagong. My family had strong bonds with small towns and villages and we spent a lot of time there, in the lush and beautiful greenness. When my father died, I realized that there were many hidden realities.

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06.02.2017 | 10:16

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