India abuse: 'I felt like a dead woman when I left his house'
11 October 2013 Last updated at 16:57 BST
The brutal rape of a young woman on a bus in Delhi last year sparked a national debate about gender-based violence in India.
As the anniversary of that attack approaches, there are signs that more women in India may now be coming forward to report sexual violence.
Reshma is the victim of an acid attack by her husband. Her story suggests that India has to make more of an effort to challenge gender inequality in the country.
She spoke to the BBC's Rupa Jha.
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