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Acid Victim Nomita's Pursuit of Happiness
    Farzana Akhtar/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #809: TUESDAY October 12, 2021: 'Acid Victim Nomita's Pursuit of Happiness' by ZUMA Press photographer Farzana Akhtar who helps raise awareness of extreme acid attacks through her work in Bangladesh: Acid attack 'vitriolage' involves the intentional throwing of any corrosive onto the face and body of a person to disfigure them. 80% of its victims are women making the crime an extreme form gender-based violence. Women in countries around the world live with the threat of acid attacks. Globally, there are approximately 1,500 acid attacks a year, but it is a crime that often goes unreported for fear of reprisal. Born in Khulna, acid attack survivor Nomita Halder, is a teacher and scholar who was attacked and blind by acid as a 9th grader. Overcoming incredible challenges in her life she completed her schooling and went to college. She is known to be amongst the very first blind writers, who types Braille books by hand for their students. Nomita has dedicated her life to educating visually impaired children. The Acid Survivors Foundation is a Bangladeshi Non-Government organization dedicated to raising awareness and preventing acid attacks and providing survivors with medical and legal aid. Welcome to: 'Acid Victim Nomita's Pursuit of Happiness'
Acid Victim Nomita's Pursuit of Happiness
    Farzana Akhtar/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #809: TUESDAY October 12, 2021: 'Acid Victim Nomita's Pursuit of Happiness' by ZUMA Press photographer Farzana Akhtar who helps raise awareness of extreme acid attacks through her work in Bangladesh: Acid attack 'vitriolage' involves the intentional throwing of any corrosive onto the face and body of a person to disfigure them. 80% of its victims are women making the crime an extreme form gender-based violence. Women in countries around the world live with the threat of acid attacks. Globally, there are approximately 1,500 acid attacks a year, but it is a crime that often goes unreported for fear of reprisal. Born in Khulna, acid attack survivor Nomita Halder, is a teacher and scholar who was attacked and blind by acid as a 9th grader. Overcoming incredible challenges in her life she completed her schooling and went to college. She is known to be amongst the very first blind writers, who types Braille books by hand for their students. Nomita has dedicated her life to educating visually impaired children. The Acid Survivors Foundation is a Bangladeshi Non-Government organization dedicated to raising awareness and preventing acid attacks and providing survivors with medical and legal aid. Welcome to: 'Acid Victim Nomita's Pursuit of Happiness'