When I was 13 years old, my face was disfigured because a man threw acid on me at Khan Market, New Delhi. It took me eight years to face public again.
Throughthe team at'Stop Acid Attacks', I got courage to fight against acid violence in India. Along with other survivors, we brought out various issues of acid violence in front of the nation.
We travelled across India and connected with other survivors who suffered like me, protested with families of victims, forced authorities to rehabilitate survivors and their families, challenged authorities and inspired thousands of people to speak out against acid violence.
In 2013, for the first time ever we regulated open sale of acid in India.It wouldn't have been possible without the support of thousands of citizens who came together to put pressure on the Government. CNN IBN awarded us with the 'Indian of the year 2013'.
This year our team is taking this fight to the streets through our initiative 'Spot of Shame'. We are marking areas in minimum 50 cities across India, 10 spots have already been covered successfully, where women have been burnt with Acid. Stop Acid Attacks will directly target locals in the area and through media we will ensure that this event inspires people to take action against any kind of violence against women.
For this, I need your support;will you contribute $100 and help us make our initiative a success? Your support becomes more important to us because we don’t take funds from Governments and Corporate. Our fight against acid violence has been successful because individuals like you help it succeed.
Our next target is to organize all the acid attack fighters across India and set up an Organization, fully run on crowd funding, helping acid attack survivors in India. We are not in favour of making them dependent on charity, and so, the funds collected through crowd funding are passed to them as a monthly salary they earn against their time spent with the campaign. We are also working on entrepreneurship plans for some survivors.
Thank you for supporting our to fight acid violence in India,