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 […]

In Italy she faced change, not defeat, under acid violence

In Italy she faced change, not defeat, under acid violence

Valeria Marchetti – WNN Features (WNN) Rome, ITALY, WESTERN EUROPE: This story was born of tragedy but has ended in triumph as the rebirth of a special Italian women with personality and endless dignity wins in court. The drama that forever changed the life of 36-year-old former attorney, now active women’s advocate and rights activist, […]

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. […]

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 […]

An open letter about beauty and ugliness

An open letter about beauty and ugliness

Dheera Sujan – WNN Opinion (WNN) INDIA: Shirin Juwaley is an acid attack survivor who founded the NGO Palash to help burn and acid survivors.  She speaks to young people about her experience.  She was recently denied entry to a Mumbai college by a principal who didn’t want her students to get scared by Shirin’s […]

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 […]