Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change

SUBSCRIBE | HELP

Human Rights

Survivor of an Acid Attack

Women and even girls continue to be the victims of acid attacks by men in Bangladesh and other countries.

 

The woman looking at herself in the makeshift mirror with the photograph of a model on the reverse side is the survivor of an acid attack. It wasn’t a stranger who disfigured her. It was her husband. He wasn’t satisfied with the size of the dowry her parents had paid, and after two years of marriage he wanted more. When her parents refused to increase the payment, he beat up Nasrin, then 23 years old, and threw acid on her face, neck, and hands. The attack took place in Bangladesh, which...


Want more? Sorry, the full text of this article is only available to subscribers. Subscribe now.

Already a subscriber? Please log in by entering your email address and password into the red login box at the top-right corner of this page.

Need to register for your premium online access, which is included with your paid subscription? Register here.

Tracker Pixel for Entry