Survivor's story

Survivor’s Story

Rafiqul Islam Full Story

It was one November midnight of 2019. A perpetrator had thrown liquid corrosive at Rafiqul Islam in his hometown Shatkhira, and left him there to burn and eventually, faint. When diagnosed in the district

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Surma Begum

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

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Suraiya Akhtar Dolly

“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.

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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”

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Shamima Akter

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

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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.

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Popy Rani Das

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 case for 21-year-old

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Mihila Alam Mila

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

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Masuda Akter Moni

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

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Kolpona Akter

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.

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Asma Full Story

Asma is from a remote village in Bangladesh. In her village, a 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

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Angura Begum

Close your eyes for a minute and your mind will begin to flip through all the vibrant and colorful images engraved into your memory. Your mind will begin to race; yet will find no finish line.

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