Survivor’s Story

Surma Begum

Surma Begum with unusual resilience and recovery Surma’s case is unique in the case files at ASF for her unusual resilience and tenacity in the face of extreme adversity. While many acid survivors come from poor socioeconomic conditions, Surma faced extreme poverty...

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Suraiya Akhtar Dolly

Suraiya Akhtar Dolly playing role as Ambassador to protest acid violence “I am not just a victim of acid attack, I am a woman as well. A man who disrespects a woman, can never be considered as a good human being,” said Suraiya Akhter Dolly from Mymensingh. She had a...

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Shamima

“When I want to stand straight holding all power of the earth Suddenly my rebellious mind becomes quiet Half of my soul searches for peace My burnt soul teaches me to taste the new life”   These lines are written by a self-motivated woman who did not stop even after...

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Shamima Akter

Shamima Akter a person with creativity Shamima Akter was born and raised in Naogaon, where she currently lives with her parents and four sisters in their neighborhood, Potnitala. Currently 19 years old, she was attacked with acid by her husband in 2011 over a dispute...

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Rupali

Acid violence hardly stopped Rupali Rupali was a girl of 14 years in 2003 and lived in Moksudpur, Sherpur. She had to refuse the marriage proposal of her cousin. Later she was married off to someone else. So, her cousin took a revenge on her. Just after 2 days of...

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Popy Rani Das

A Flower That Will Never Die The Story of Popy Rani Das Written by Tasnia Shahjahan (2014)   Whether it is the best Thai cuisine in town, the roadside fuchka or simply mother’s home cooked dinner, we all have our periodical cravings for our favorite food. Such was the...

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Mihila Alam Mila

Mila’s journey from ‘victim’ to ‘survivor’   Alam Promanik lives with his family of five in Malinagar village, Bogra district and Mihila Alam Mila is his second daughter. Her father was struggling to make ends meet and at the same time ensure with great difficulty...

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Masuda Akter Moni

Moni overcome Challenges to get Justice Masuda Akter Moni’s story provides insight into a scenario that is very common in Bangladesh. A boy likes a girl, makes unwanted romantic advances, she refuses and he decides to punish her for exercising her right to say “no”....

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Kolpona Akter

Kolpona Akter a woman of courageous surviving attitude   Kolpona Akter lives in Jalalpur village near Pabna headquarter. She lost the opportunity to have the affection of a father as her father left them right after her birth by marrying another woman. They could have...

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Asma

Asma- An Inspiration for All Asma is from remote village in Bangladesh. In her village, maximum of girls drop out of school at the primary level. One of the reasons for the high dropout rate is because students have to walk a mile, cross a river and then walk another...

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