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About the foundation

Depilex Smileagain Foundation is committed to provide the acid survivors not only with medical care and assistance but also an adequate chance to become productive, self-reliant members of the society that has ostracized them. Our vision extends beyond the immediate.

A world wide problem

Acid attacks are a form of violence that transcends geographical boundaries. Although it is equally unacceptable when acid violence occurs against men, attacks across the world affect women disproportionately. Violence frequently reflects and perpetuates discrimination of women and girls in society, as such it is prohibited by international law. However, all too often it’s a crime that goes unreported and unpunished. In many cases, survivors of attacks live in fear of reprisals.

Survivor stories

The effect of acid on the skin is immediate and devastating. As a consequence survivors of acid and burn attacks suffer enormous physical and psychological trauma. The path to recovery is long and difficult. Survivors often require long term medical and psycho-social support. Read more about stories of recovery from the women in their own words below.


Message from the chairperson

In our world full of smiles, color and joy, we rarely seem to realize how much pain, anguish and agony befalls all those poor unfortunates who become victims of such a brutal atrocity, at times robbing them off their essential right of life even!

You can play your part

Start learning more about acid violence. Keep updated on the latest news and add your voice to ending acid violence. You can support our work by donating and fundraising.