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Together, let's end
acid violence

Each year millions of tonnes of chemicals are produced and used by industry, including dangerous corrosives. Corrosive substances that are weaponised to cause devastating harm, usually against women. The fashion and textiles industry alone uses 43 million tonnes of chemicals. We call on businesses to act.

End easy access. End acid attacks.

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We offer interior design services for offices

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Crafting

We craft custom-made furniture for homes

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Delivering

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Ending acid violence

ASTI, a UK charity, is dedicated to globally ending acid violence. As the sole international organisation focused on this cause, ASTI has collaborated with the United Nations, the British Government, and various foundations, implementing impactful projects in multiple countries. ASTI received an Impact Award in 2019 for its work in changing UK law.

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Acid survivor and the HOCRAM charity in Uganda

Our Work

£200m

The total cost of reported acid attacks to UK society over the past five years. The actual figure is likely to be higher as not all police forces respond to FOI requests.

10,000

The estimated number of global attacks each year. This is a very conservative estimate as many countries do not maintain official records of attacks.

£63,000

The estimated economic cost of one attack in England, Wales and Northern ireland.

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Acid survivor hugging a child
Acid survivor hugging a child

10,000

The estimated number of global attacks each year. This is a very conservative estimate as many countries do not maintain official records of attacks.

£200m

The total cost of reported acid attacks to UK society over the past five years. The actual figure is likely to be higher as not all police forces respond to FOI requests.

£63,000

The estimated economic cost of one attack in England, Wales and Northern ireland.

10,000

The estimated number of global attacks each year. This is a very conservative estimate as many countries do not maintain official records of attacks.

£200m

The total cost of reported acid attacks to UK society over the past five years. The actual figure is likely to be higher as not all police forces respond to FOI requests.

£63,000

The estimated economic cost of one attack in England, Wales and Northern ireland.

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What we do

We provide custom-made furniture for all our customers. We create one from your idea and we make it according to your specifications.

Interiors are the first thing people see and the last thing they remember when they leave your firm.

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Design

Architecture

Architecture is the design and creation of physical spaces that are aesthetically pleasing to people.

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We are a team of specialists

Learn how to get the most out of your design team by a specialist in the industry.

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31

The average age of victims of acid violence in the UK* in 2022

* This data excludes Scotland

69%

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests submitted by ASTI reveal a 69% rise in acid attacks in 2022, compared to 2021

* This data excludes Scotland

£44M

The economic cost of acid attacks in the UK* in 2022

* This data excludes Scotland

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Acid survivor Chantheoun standing in her home
Acid survivor Farida being massaged by her mother

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OUR IMPACT

Prevention

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OUR IMPACT

Changing Attitudes

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TAKE ACTION

Changes in Law

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DEEP DIVE

Research

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TAKE ACTION

Partnerships

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MAP THE PLAN

Campaigns

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Our Focus

We want to change people's attitudes around acid attacks, especially in how they view violence and gender issues.

1

Research

An approach backed by evidence

We take an evidence-based approach by conducting robust research.

2

Educate

Increasing awareness globally

We address the root causes of acid attacks by raising awareness of the issue.

3

Advocate

Restricting access, fighting for survivors’ justice

We focus on the implementation of laws to prevent easy access to acid and fair justice for survivors.

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