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Fresh Australian Feminism

Eyes Without A Face

Posted by Cate on July 30, 2008

Today’s Guardian newspaper has an update on their long running campaign regarding acid attacks on Indian women. The Guardian has been involved in the issue for many years and in 2003 launched CSAAW (Campaign and Struggle Against Acid Attacks on Women) to work towards the prevention of acid attacks and lobbying the government to rehabilitate the survivors.

They note:

[W]hile there has been some change, there is still terrible indifference. The state is still reluctant to take on the acid manufacturers and there is still no regulation of the sale of acid. Money that has been set aside for the survivors is slow to reach them.

And, not unlike the issue of domestic violence in western countries,

[T]here are enough laws on paper to prosecute attackers, enforcement is, as ever, a problem. The police are reluctant to interfere with what they consider domestic disputes…

You can find out more about how to help from the Acid Survivor’s Foundation.

You can also view the documentary Burnt, Not Defeated here:

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