1999 Photo Contest, People in the News, Stories, 1st prize
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Shafiqul Alam Kiron

Map Photo Agency

01 January, 1998

An average of eight to ten acid attacks against women are reported every month in Bangladesh. Perpetrators use concentrated sulfuric or nitric acid, easily available from factories. Reasons for attacks vary from family arguments to the failure to provide a dowry.

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