STOP ACID ATTACKS

They got attacked with acid when they were so young. By people who tried to disfigure them, to destroy their identity, who thought that they could do anything to women and that they could lead them to darkness and silence.


They started campaigning in Delhi in 2013 to help and rehabilitate acid attacks survivors. The campaign is called «STOP ACID ATTACKS». Their action spread out all over India. They help the survivors and their families, intervene when police do not take up a complaint, follow up the medical treatment and pursue legal actions. They also report the new cases to the authorities and the media. The girls don't want to hide. They design clothes, they opened a café-restaurant in Agra. They want to smile and have different life projects. They also interact with other minorities as rape victims, LGBT communities, old people abandoned by their families, sharing their strength and experience. They refuse to be called «victims» but prefer the term «fighters».