Acid Attacks on Women – level 2

16-09-2016 15:00

Eleven years ago, a man proposed to a 15-year-old girl. She said no. Ten months later, he found her in her home town of Delhi. He pushed her to the floor and poured acid on her.

It took the girl four years to be brave enough to go out in public. When she did, she did not want to feel like a victim. She wanted to feel like a fighter. She knew she needed to change how she looked at herself and how people looked at her. If she did not do something about it, nobody would.

She started a charity to help acid attack victims. She says that people are more accepting, and that people like her feel less like victims and more like normal people.

Difficult words: pour (drop out of something), acid (a chemical which can hurt you), victim (a person who was injured or killed in a crime or accident), accepting (open-minded, respectful).

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