October 16, 2016
Tags: acid, acid attack, attack, Domestic Violence, feminism, health, journalism, mumbai, New Colombo Plan, Queensland, University of Queensland, UQ, uq in india, uq in mumbai
Category: Uncategorized, UQ in India, UQ in Mumbai
Life after acid
Written by Natalie Fortuna
Overcoming one of the world’s most violent crimes.
Last year, there were almost 300 reported cases of acid attack throughout India. Although this figure is almost four times what it was in 2011, many activists say the real number is likely even higher as many victims never report the crime to police. Rarely fatal, acid attackers intend to mutilate and disfigure their victims: subjecting them to a lifetime of suffering.
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About The Author
Natalie Fortuna is a final year journalism and communications student at the University of Queensland. Currently reporting from Mumbai, India, she is one of 20 students funded by the New Colombo Plan to strengthen international students bonds while acting as a foreign correspondent in the East.