Initiatives For Saving Pakistan’s Acid Victims

The Human Lens

“It’s nothing to do with education, it’s nothing to do with religion, it’s everything to do with the ego of a man” – Pakistani makeup artist and Founder of Smile Again Musarrat Misbah

Latest figures show a decline in acid attacks in Pakistan, however reports cite that 99% of the culprits are male and only three females directly carried out the acid attacks. The majority of culprits had some family link with the victim or knew them or were part of the community.

Disfiguring women’s faces as retaliation is nothing new as we had discussed in the earlier story at The Human Lens. But what happens after the victims survive such horrifying attacks, in particularly those women who live with scarred faces?

On the government level in Pakistan, progress is more than often slow when it comes to furthering women rights agendas. However many local activists and philanthropists have picked up…

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