“Honor crimes” - acts of violence committed by male family members against female relatives, who are thought to have brought dishonor upon the family – are tragically common in Pakistan and twenty other countries around the world. The victims, usually women without resources or connections, are set on fire or burned with acid to avenge perceived wrongs.
EqualShot has worked directly with Civil Courage Prize winner Shahnaz Bukhari, founder of the Progressive Women’s Association of Pakistan, to bring awareness of these attacks to a larger international audience including members of the media, academics and activists.
Follow this link to read a New York Times column about honor crimes and the work of the Progressive Women’s Association.
Also, see Barbara's Huffington Post feature about acid attacks portrayed in the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary "Saving Face."