Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ASIA: WUNRN Presentation on acid attacks

Dear Readers,

Acid attacks on women and children (or anyone else for that matter), is an issue that I have been following and reporting on for several years now. It is impossible for anyone who has not suffered such horror to imagine what the victim goes through in terms of pain and trauma; the knowledge that even if you survive, your life as you know it has ceased to exist and you are left only with a scarred face and body; and the memory of the attack.

The Women's UN Report Network has produced a PowerPoint presentation on the issue and I was asked to prepare a Press Release for the Asian Human Rights Commission to announce. The reason that I am including it here is that fact that it has been picked up by international news agencies and has received wide publicity.

The Press Release follows. If the links do not work please block and copy them into your browser.

Thank you,


ASIA: WUNRN Presentation on acid attacks

ASIA: WUNRN Presentation on acid attacks
(Hong Kong, September 28, 2010) Acid attacks occur with frightening regularity in many countries of Asia. Whether they are done out of revenge, religious intolerance or simply pure malice, the horror perpetrated on the victim is inhuman. It is an issue that the AHRC has reported on frequently.

The Women's UN Report Network -- WUNRN has produced a presentation to provide information on this form of abuse against women and children.

"Acid violence drastically changes the life of the victim including education, employment and other aspects of normal life. Survivors often have to face social isolation that further damages their self-esteem and confidence and undermines their professional and personal future".

From the introduction found in the Presentation

The presentation may be seen at: http://www.wunrn.com/powerpoint/aa_10.pps
Further information may be seen in many of the articles published in Human Rights & Culture at: http://hrculture.blog.humanrights.asia/

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About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is a regional non-governmental organisation monitoring and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984.
Posted on 2010-09-28

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