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Patricia Espitia: story of an acid attack victim
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Patricia Espitia: story of an acid attack victim

The attack was 11 years ago now. Patricia Espitia was 27 years old and was on holiday. She was walking down the street when two people came over to her and, suddenly, “everything started burning”. In Colombia around 100 crimes of this type happen every year. With a population of 48 million, this is one of the highest rates per capita. The perpetrators are primarily men while the victims are mainly women.