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The resilience of India’s acid attack victims

Acid attacks remain a big issue in India. In most cases, the perpetrators are men, who throw acid on women for rejecting their advances. According to official statistics, there were nearly 200 cases in 2020 - but campaigners say the actual number of attacks is much higher. There are tough laws in place, but implementation has been inadequate, and conviction rates are abysmally low.

So what happens to someone who has survived an acid attack? What does it take to recover from the shock, the trauma and the hatred associated with such a crime? In this edition of WorklifeIndia, we discuss the resilience of India’s acid attack survivors.

Presenter: Devina Gupta
Contributors: Tania Singh, CEO and co-founder, Make Love Not Scars; Anshu Rajput, acid attack survivor; Sneha Mukherjee, lawyer, Human Rights Law Network

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24 minutes

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