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WATCH: The Acid Attack Survivors Fashion Show

Acid attacks have more than doubled in the UK, and this event aims to raise awareness of the issue.

by VICE Staff
Nov 7 2017, 2:51pm

Acid attacks are on the increase in the UK, but the majority of targets here are men.

In Bangladesh, it is women and girls who are most likely to be victims of acid violence. In this short film, VICE journalist Zing Tsjeng speaks to Bangladeshi survivors and fashion designer Bibi Russell, who are coming together to put on a ActionAid UK fashion show in London to raise awareness of the issue.

One of the models, Sonali, was only a baby when acid was thrown over her and her family. Fifteen years later, Sonali is joining other acid attack victims to stride down the Survivors' Runway in a show that seeks to celebrate the fighting spirit of these women.

See more:

Why Acid Attacks Have Doubled in the UK

WATCH: The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK

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