Winner, Asghar Khamseh, Iran
The violent act of acid throwing is primarily against women and children. These attacks are committed with the intent to dis gure, main and destroy the social life and future of the victim. The motivation to commit this type of violence is cultural destitution, intolerance and happens in situations such as family con icts, rejected marriage proposal, revenge and divorce requests. In addition physical and psychological damages, victims are faced with the experience of social stigma, blame and social unpleasant tags.