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#Sheroes: 8 acid attack survivors shine on London ramp

October 13, 2017 09:36 IST

They came, they saw and they conquered hearts!

Acid attack survivors from Bangladesh took to the runway to stand up for violence against women and girls at a show held at The Old Truman Brewery, London. 

The acid attack survivors strode the ramp in vibrant outfits designed by former supermodel and UN Ambassador Bibi Russell. 

Bibi's collection highlighted the diversity of the Bangladesh textile industry.

Presenting some glimpses from the show.

Acid attack survivor

Wearing bright, bold colours the acid attack survivors sent out a strong message to their attackers. Titled Survivors' Runway, the show was a proof of the inner strength and dignity of these survivors.

All photographs: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images


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16-year-old acid attack survivor Sonali walks the ramp. 


Acid attack survivors

They walked with a smile on their faces.


Acid attack survivors

And a song on their lips :)


Acid attack survivor on the ramp

The survivors didn't want their stories to go unheard.


Acid attack survivor on the ramp

Some of them danced too! They wanted to show the audience that they're not defeated. 
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