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    Weʼve raised £525 to support Mi Mi, a survivor of a brutal acid attack in Myanmar, with her treatment and her quest for justice.

    Funded on Thursday, 5th January 2017

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    Story

    In May, Mi Mi's (not her real name) ex-boyfriend caught up with her on her way home from work in Thanbyuzyat, Myanmar. Before she could say hello, he threw acid on her face, arms and chest.

    Five months later, she is still badly scarred - but not scared. That's why she is battling to become the first acid attack survivor in Myanmar ever to take her attacker to court, despite the fact that Myanmar has no effective domestic violence law to help her (you can read more about her story here, on Refinery29: http://www.refinery29.uk/acid-attack-survivor-story-myanmar).

    Mi Mi is being backed by a group of women (http://www.akhaya.org/en) who aren't standing for this anymore - and in this extremely poor country, the group has already sourced donations of several thousand dollars from other Burmese women to help pay Mi Mi's legal costs, and her ongoing medical bills. But she needs more. Can you help?

    (My name is Jennifer Rigby, and I am a British journalist who has written about Mi Mi's story. I am collecting donations here for her treatment and legal costs, and will forward them on to Mi Mi through Akhaya, because they are not equipped to accept international donations. You can contact me to find out more on rigby.jennifer@gmail.com. You can find out more about Akhaya on their website: http://www.akhaya.org/en. They are a Yangon-based women's group, operating since 2008, dedicated to helping women and girls across the country).

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      30

      • Anna Doble

        Anna Doble

        Jan 5, 2017

        Nice one for making the world a slightly less awful place. Xx

        £10.00

      • Anna

        Anna

        Jan 5, 2017

        £30.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jan 4, 2017

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jan 4, 2017

        Awful story, my heart and my anger goes out to these women. I wish I could afford to donate more, but hope this will help.

        £5.00

      • Eleanor Goodman

        Eleanor Goodman

        Jan 4, 2017

        £10.00

      • Danielle Beale

        Danielle Beale

        Dec 19, 2016

      • Beth Law

        Beth Law

        Dec 16, 2016

        Great cause, hope she manages to get justice

        £10.00

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