MEXICO VIOLENCE – Survivors of acid attacks fight for justice in Mexico

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Elisa Xolalpa was just 18 years old when her boyfriend at the time tried to kill her for wanting to leave the violent relationship.

Over twenty years later, she is still fighting for justice, like many women in Mexico.

“The state does not give us the justice we deserve,” she tells Efe.

Elisa was not only a victim of attempted murder, but also of an acid attack that burnt 40% of her body.

“We have a son together,” she says.