Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thousands of South Asian Women Mutilated in Acid Attacks

Acid attacks and wife burnings are common in parts of Asia because the victims are the most voiceless in these societies: they are poor and female. Since 1994, 7,800 cases of women were reported as deliberately burned, scalded or subjected to acid attacks, just in the Islamabad area. In only 2 percent of those cases was anyone convicted.

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