Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

Documentary Screening: Saving Face

On February 5, 2015, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice screened the Academy award-winning short documentary "Saving Face" about acid violence in Pakistan. The documentary follows women through their reconstructive surgeries, and in their struggle for justice and healing.  The documentary also highlights legislative initiatives that have been introduced to improve survivors' access to justice.  During her debriefing after the screening, Professor Kalantry, co-founder of the Avon Global Center and co-author of the Center's report on acid violence in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia, provided insights into the global prevalence of acid violence, its underlying causes and consequences,  and shared her experience testifying as an expert witness in an acid attack case in Ithaca.

Professor Kalantry