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‘Make Love Not Scars’ says UNESCO award winner Ria Sharma

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‘The system has failed acid attack survivors’

Human rights activist Ria Sharma, who set up the world’s first rehabilitation centre for acid attack survivors in Delhi, named Make Love Not Scars, speaks to Rishita Roy Chowdhury.   A graduate of the Le College of Art in the UK, Ria Sharma is a globally known human rights activist, …

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Beauty that acid can’t burn

Reshma’s beauty tips, easily available online, are simple and fun. For instance, for dark spots on the face, she recommends the use of lemon, to be rubbed on the affected area. She continues, “See, how easy it is to get rid of dark spots – as easy as scarring someone’s …

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The Long Wait for Justice for Women in India

When she was 13, Razia (not her real name), who has an intellectual disability and difficulties in speaking, was raped by her brother’s tutor in 2014. (Uttarakhand). 2017 Abhishek Kumar Mehan for Human Rights Watch Good things happen to those who wait – or so the saying goes. However, women and …

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The #Metoo Backlash Against Egyptian Women

CAIRO — Laila​ (not her real name) was sexually assaulted at work by a colleague. But that, she soon discovered, was just the beginning of an ordeal that took another dark and disorienting turn when she decided to report the attack. “It’s like the gates of hell opened onto me. …

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