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Negotiating state and NGO politics in Bangladesh: women mobilize against acid violence.

  title={Negotiating state and NGO politics in Bangladesh: women mobilize against acid violence.},
  author={Elora Halim Chowdhury},
  journal={Violence against women},
  volume={13 8},
This note showcases the story of Nurun Nahar, a survivor of acid violence in Bangladesh, to demonstrate that, despite protective measures, state, medical, and legal institutions continually fail to adequately respond to violence against women systematically and deny women rights to state protection, which are affirmatively embodied in law. The failure of state institutions to ensure appropriate care has been somewhat mitigated by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), particularly women's groups… Expand
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