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Acid Survivors Trust International

Samira Ahmed makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Acid Survivors Trust International.

Samira Ahmed makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Acid Survivors Trust International.

Registered Charity Number 1079290
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That's the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope 'A S T I'.
- Cheques should be made payable to 'Acid Survivors Trust International'.

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ASTI

Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) is a UK registered not-for-profit whose sole purpose is to end acid violence at a global level. ASTI was founded in 2002 and now works with a network of six Acid Survivors Foundations in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Uganda that it has helped to form. ASTI has helped provide medical expertise and training to our partners, raised valuable funds to support survivors of acid attacks and helped change laws to introduce stricter regulations regarding the sale and distribution of acid as well as harsher punishments for perpetrators. 

Farida, acid attack survivor (Bangladesh)

Farida, acid attack survivor (Bangladesh)
“When people came to visit, they were scared of me. It was unbearable to look at me. I wanted to commit suicide twice, but I stopped myself for my son's sake. I am a mum, I have to carry on living for him.”

Photo: IN/VISIBLE (c) Ann-Christine Woehrl / Edition Lammerhuber represented by Echo Photojournalism. 

Flavia, acid attack survivor (Uganda)

Flavia, acid attack survivor (Uganda)
“I kept hiding my face for many years. First with a scarf, then I got a wig. I did not want any scars to show.”

Photo: IN/VISIBLE (c) Ann-Christine Woehrl / Edition Lammerhuber represented by Echo Photojournalism.

Flavia, bouncing back!

Flavia, bouncing back!

“I have no pain now, just scars. I even forget that I look different. I feel like I am back to the Flavia I was or an even better one. I am happy."

Photo: IN/VISIBLE (c) Ann-Christine Woehrl / Edition Lammerhuber represented by Echo Photojournalism.

 

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