How a young woman is changing the lives of Acid Attack Survivors
Delhi | March 2017
Founder, Make Love Not Scars
Ex IES, Founder-Catalyst
Ria Sharma runs an organization called Make Love Not Scars, which offers complete support to acid attack survivors and works to empower them with the confidence, job skills, and overall outlook to lead an independent life.
In 2013, the Supreme Court of India passed a law to regulate the open sale of acid. The legislation was welcome but the ground realities haven’t changed. Every day, somewhere in India, two women have their faces permanently disfigured by a splash of concentrated acid. While they will never get back what they lost in a second of violence, Ria Sharma has resolved to chart a way back for these brave women.