International volunteering took a huge blow this week with the news that two 18-year old British women were victims of an acid attack in Zanzibar. Two men on a motorbike threw acid in the women’s faces. They had been volunteer English teachers on the African island. It is hard to know how to react to such horrific news.
The following organizations help the victims (most often women) of acid attacks:
The Acid Survivors Trust International is an international organization that is specifically aimed at ending acid attacks around the world. It is Canada-based, with partner organizations in:
They deserve our support for their work with acid attack victims and for their efforts aimed at social reform. Spread the word!