Acid attack: +88 01713010461
Medical hotline: +88 01711437939
Sexual assault: 011-23370557
Women In Distress (U.S.): 954-761-1133
Suicide Prevention (U.S.): 800-273-8255
Sexual Assault (U.S.): 800-656-4673
Domestic Violence (U.S.): 800-799-7233
or text 88788
Delhi crisis centers
Stats & Facts
Gender-based violence is a human rights issue
Acid attacks happen - there are 1500 attacks worldwide per year (Acid Survivors Trust International estimates). 65% of victims are women.
Of the attacks in India registered between 2010-2014 (most prior to 2013 went into the "grievous assault bucket" in India), only 60% resulted in the filing of charge sheets. 81% of the perpetrators were able to obtain bail; 49% are absconded.
Acid Attack victims are maimed for life, socially isolated and ostracized, and have to incur the average expense of 62 lakhs in Indian Rupees.
Government compensation is a maximum of 3 lakh Indian Rupees, and to obtain this pittance takes years, even with the assistance of championing organizations.
Indian government crime statistics indicate that a rape is reported every 21 minutes in India.
Rape conviction rates in India have fallen alarmingly over the years: 44.3% in 1973; 37.7% in 1983; 26.9% in 2009; 26.6% in 2010; and 26.4% in 2011.