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Eight Bangladeshi acid attack survivors brought their unique fashion show to the UK to stand up to violence against women and girls.

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ActionAid is an international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and girls in the world, changing their lives for good.

Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival. Together we demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

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7p is spent on campaigning for change

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Anne Bucheche, 44, was sexually assaulted by a militia group in Kenya. She now campaigns to end sexual violence.
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#MeToo: survivors of sexual violence speak out

Charlotte Clarke 16 Oct 2017

Women across the world are using social media to stand with survivors of sexual violence and show that they are not alone.

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Nurun Nahar dancing at ActionAid's Survivors Runway fashion show. Nurun Nahar is an acid attack survivor and works for ActionAid Bangladesh
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Watch Survivors’ Runway: a fashion show with a difference

Natalia Fricker 16 Oct 2017

Celeb interviews and full livestream of our unique fashion show, fronted by eight Bangladeshi acid attack survivors to stand up to violence.

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