When beauty collides with atrocity: Documenting acid violence through film

When beauty collides with atrocity: Documenting acid violence through film

Lys Anzia with documentary filmmaker Izabella Demavlys – WNN Interviews (WNN) Brussels, BELGIUM, WESTERN EUROPE: Two years ago photographer and documentary filmmaker Izabella Demavlys began work on a true story that will impact you for the rest of your life. This film is dedicated to ‘opening our eyes and hearts’ to a healing process that […]

Gender based acid attacks continue inside Italy

Gender based acid attacks continue inside Italy

Maria Caspani for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Justice (WNN/TRF) Rome, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: Last week [December 11, 2013], yet another acid attack – the seventh reported by the media this year – made the newspaper headlines in Italy. A 35-year-old woman was attacked by her husband in their apartment on the outskirts of Rome. […]

Women in the World Foundation’s New Partnership With Vital Voices

Women in the World Foundation’s New Partnership With Vital Voices

Daily Beast – Monday, 16, September 2013 (originally published 13 Sept) The Women in the World Foundation announced last night an expanded partnership with Vital Voices, the nonprofit organization born out of an initiative launched by former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeleine K. Albright. The Women in the World Foundation was launched in […]

Acid crimes show no letting up on women in Pakistan

Acid crimes show no letting up on women in Pakistan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Lahore, PAKISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: Acid violence in Pakistan’s north eastern region in the city of Lahore has just claimed another victim. This time it’s the second attack in one week. The acid violence hit a 16-year-old girl named Rida who was attacked by two unidentified people on a motorcycle as she was […]

Women-specific bills passed: Fourteen-year jail term for acid-throwers

Women-specific bills passed: Fourteen-year jail term for acid-throwers

Sumera Khan – Express Tribune – Thursday, 15 December 2011 (originally published 12 Dec) ISLAMABAD: Acid victims sitting in the gallery of the upper house witnessed the landmark Senate proceedings in awe. The Senate unanimously pass­ed two historical bills upholding the rights of women, The Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill 2010 and The Prevention […]

Acid Crime Survival Zambia

Acid Crime Survival Zambia

Women face extreme violence from acid   Correspondent SALLY CHIWAMA – WNN Features Lusaka, ZAMBIA: “You have to “grow” crocodile skin to clean the wounds of an acid survivor. The worst ordeal was while in the hospital, as the skin kept peeling off. “I didn’t realize that the tongue skin was also peeling off. The […]