In India, at least 5 women are attacked with Acid every week. Indian government does not have any data relating to various aspects of Acid Attacks, as according to NCRB in 2013 in Kerala no of cases reported are 4 but we have got 9 fir copies from that state through RTI .
Ritu, a Fighter (survivor) of Acid Attack is trying to run the biggest research project with the team Stop Acid Attacks relating to Acid Violence in India. Ritu wants to ensure that every Acid Attack survivor receives due compensation, medical assistance and legal help to fight their battle.
My name is Ritu and I am a survivor of Acid Attack. I am trying to run the biggest research project with the team Stop Acid Attacks relating to Acid Violence in India. I want to ensure that every Acid Attack survivor receive due compensation, medical assistance and legal help to fight their battle. In first phase we are aiming to reach 300+ survivors of Acid Attacks.
In India, at least 5 women are attacked with Acid every week. Indian government does not have any data relating to various aspects of Acid Attacks. Stop Acid Attacks campaign has maintained a database of Acid Attack victims being reported on various media platforms as well. These amounts to at least 300 acid attack victims. As a government rule, anybody who has been attacked by acid must be given a compensation of Rs 3 Lakhs (US Dollar 5000 Approx.). But as per various media reports and our findings only 5 Acid Attack survivors have received the compensation.
We want to reach to those who were unheard since they faced one of the most brutal crime practiced any human being on this earth.
SAA is a campaign against acid violence. We work as a bridge between survivors and the society, as most of the victims of this brutal crime, which is much more grave in its impact than a rape, have isolated themselves after losing their face. Due to ignorance of the government and civil society, most survivors find no hope and stay like an outcast, in solitude. SAA aims to research and track acid attack cases and compile a data to get the actual situation of survivors.
We work with partners and stakeholders towards elimination of acid and other forms of burn violence and protection of survivors' rights. The process of justice to an acid attack victim remains incomplete until she gets immediate medical, legal and economic help, along with the critical social acceptance. Our vision is to free India from this crime, which reflects the flaws of our patriarchal society and abusive attitudes. We want survivors to have access to fast justice and fight back the irreparable impact of this crime.
Any amount you can donate to us, no matter how small, will be very gratefully received and put to good use helping acid and burns violence survivors. Your help could help pay for dressings and medical supplies for recuperating patients. A small help could help survivors with vital physical rehabilitation after an attack, including physical therapy and nursing.