• Acid Survivors Trust International

    As Acid Attacks Rise Against Women, Laws Help to Deter Such Assaults

    by  • February 29, 2016 • Asia, Gender-Based Violence, Women • 

    PHNOM PENH — Acid is increasingly becoming a personal weapon of choice, especially against women. In the last 15 years, it has been estimated that more than 3,200 acid-throwing attacks were recorded in countries as varied as Bangladesh, Britain, Colombia, Pakistan and Uganda, totaling an estimated 3,500 victims in that time period. The numbers are estimated to...

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