Saturday, 14 March 2015

Celebrating India's Acid Attack Victims

Photo credit- Rahul Saharan/Stop Acid Attacks
The women featured in the Bello calendar are survivors of one of the most atrocious forms of crime against women—acid attacks.

The calendar is part of the Stop Acid Attacks campaign by the Chhanv Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to rehabilitation of acid attack survivors in India. The victims, mostly women, also run Sheroes’ Hangout, a small cafe in Agra.

“The aim was to show that they have dreams,” Rahul Saharan, one of the three photographers on the project, told Quartz.

There are an estimated 1,000 cases of acid attacks every year in India, though the country does not maintain a formal tally.

Culled from -Quartz India

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