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Comic book features stories of acid attack survivors

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Two years after the release of a comic book on rape victims-turned-superheroes, the creators of 'Priya's Shakti' have come out with a sequel featuring acid attack survivors in and around the world.

Titled 'Priya's Mirror', the new series aims at changing attitudes that lead to gender inequality and violence.



The book shows Priya, the protagonist from the first book, joining forces with a group of acid attack survivors to fight the demon-king, Ahankar.

"It is important to create solidarity between survivors of gender-based violence and to encourage men and boys to stand alongside women against patriarchy, misogyny and indifference," says Dan Goldman who has co-created the comic.

"Priya is a new path-breaking and powerful symbol, originally a response to the horrible 'Nirbhaya' gang-rape that happened on a bus in in 2012.

"The comic features stories based on the lives of Laxmi Saa and Sonia Choudhary who are not only credited for starting world's first cafe run by female acid attack survivors, but also participated in several fashion shows," he says.

The book, launched at the New York Film Festival on September 30, is a 3-dimensional augmented reality comic which allows readers to feel more connected with the survivors.

Monica Singh, an acid attack survivor and UN Women's Global Youth Champion, has also been animated with her story of resilience in the book.

She hopes that her character will inspire women to face similar situation with 'courage' and 'confidence'.

"As one of the characters in Priya's Mirror, and through my own endeavours; I hope to inspire other women, who have gone through similar violent attacks, to find courage and confidence.

"The book not only portrays the courage and beauty of us acid attack survivors, but it also serves as a highly creative tool to educate younger generations about gender equality," says Singh, a fashion designer.

Also featured in the comic is the story of Natalia Ponce de Leon, who was attacked with sulfuric acid in Colombia, by a man whom she had never spoken to.

The series which was recognised as a "gender equality champion" by UN Women, has been funded by the World Bank's WEvolve Global Initiative and is available in different languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Hindi.

It can also be downloaded for free from the project's website.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Comic book features stories of acid attack survivors

Two years after the release of a comic book on rape victims-turned-superheroes, the creators of 'Priya's Shakti' have come out with a sequel featuring acid attack survivors in India and around the world. Titled 'Priya's Mirror', the new series aims at changing attitudes that lead to gender inequality and violence. The book shows Priya, the protagonist from the first book, joining forces with a group of acid attack survivors to fight the demon-king, Ahankar. "It is important to create solidarity between survivors of gender-based violence and to encourage men and boys to stand alongside women against patriarchy, misogyny and indifference," says Dan Goldman who has co-created the comic. "Priya is a new path-breaking and powerful symbol, originally a response to the horrible 'Nirbhaya' gang-rape that happened on a bus in New Delhi in 2012. "The comic features stories based on the lives of Laxmi Saa and Sonia Choudhary who are not only credited for starting world's first cafe run by ... Two years after the release of a comic book on rape victims-turned-superheroes, the creators of 'Priya's Shakti' have come out with a sequel featuring acid attack survivors in and around the world.

Titled 'Priya's Mirror', the new series aims at changing attitudes that lead to gender inequality and violence.

The book shows Priya, the protagonist from the first book, joining forces with a group of acid attack survivors to fight the demon-king, Ahankar.

"It is important to create solidarity between survivors of gender-based violence and to encourage men and boys to stand alongside women against patriarchy, misogyny and indifference," says Dan Goldman who has co-created the comic.

"Priya is a new path-breaking and powerful symbol, originally a response to the horrible 'Nirbhaya' gang-rape that happened on a bus in in 2012.

"The comic features stories based on the lives of Laxmi Saa and Sonia Choudhary who are not only credited for starting world's first cafe run by female acid attack survivors, but also participated in several fashion shows," he says.

The book, launched at the New York Film Festival on September 30, is a 3-dimensional augmented reality comic which allows readers to feel more connected with the survivors.

Monica Singh, an acid attack survivor and UN Women's Global Youth Champion, has also been animated with her story of resilience in the book.

She hopes that her character will inspire women to face similar situation with 'courage' and 'confidence'.

"As one of the characters in Priya's Mirror, and through my own endeavours; I hope to inspire other women, who have gone through similar violent attacks, to find courage and confidence.

"The book not only portrays the courage and beauty of us acid attack survivors, but it also serves as a highly creative tool to educate younger generations about gender equality," says Singh, a fashion designer.

Also featured in the comic is the story of Natalia Ponce de Leon, who was attacked with sulfuric acid in Colombia, by a man whom she had never spoken to.

The series which was recognised as a "gender equality champion" by UN Women, has been funded by the World Bank's WEvolve Global Initiative and is available in different languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Hindi.

It can also be downloaded for free from the project's website.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Comic book features stories of acid attack survivors

Two years after the release of a comic book on rape victims-turned-superheroes, the creators of 'Priya's Shakti' have come out with a sequel featuring acid attack survivors in and around the world.

Titled 'Priya's Mirror', the new series aims at changing attitudes that lead to gender inequality and violence.

The book shows Priya, the protagonist from the first book, joining forces with a group of acid attack survivors to fight the demon-king, Ahankar.

"It is important to create solidarity between survivors of gender-based violence and to encourage men and boys to stand alongside women against patriarchy, misogyny and indifference," says Dan Goldman who has co-created the comic.

"Priya is a new path-breaking and powerful symbol, originally a response to the horrible 'Nirbhaya' gang-rape that happened on a bus in in 2012.

"The comic features stories based on the lives of Laxmi Saa and Sonia Choudhary who are not only credited for starting world's first cafe run by female acid attack survivors, but also participated in several fashion shows," he says.

The book, launched at the New York Film Festival on September 30, is a 3-dimensional augmented reality comic which allows readers to feel more connected with the survivors.

Monica Singh, an acid attack survivor and UN Women's Global Youth Champion, has also been animated with her story of resilience in the book.

She hopes that her character will inspire women to face similar situation with 'courage' and 'confidence'.

"As one of the characters in Priya's Mirror, and through my own endeavours; I hope to inspire other women, who have gone through similar violent attacks, to find courage and confidence.

"The book not only portrays the courage and beauty of us acid attack survivors, but it also serves as a highly creative tool to educate younger generations about gender equality," says Singh, a fashion designer.

Also featured in the comic is the story of Natalia Ponce de Leon, who was attacked with sulfuric acid in Colombia, by a man whom she had never spoken to.

The series which was recognised as a "gender equality champion" by UN Women, has been funded by the World Bank's WEvolve Global Initiative and is available in different languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Hindi.

It can also be downloaded for free from the project's website.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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