i met hanifa while in uganda this past december. hanifa is a victim of acid violence -- a crime that is on the rise in uganda and much of africa. in hanifa's case, her attacker was her significant other and the "reason" for the attack was a marital dispute. she is the personification of strength as she has managed to turn this unspeakable horror into good -- she is now an advocate for other victims and works to raise awareness about acid violence and put a stop to those who commit this crime.
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