The photographs depicted here are showing only some parts of Zivar’s life after the painful acid attacks against her and her daughter Yasra. The acid attack were conducted by her brother in law Yadgar and his wife Leila. . Yasra, 18 years old, died due to the seriousness of wounds caused by the acid being thrown to her chest area. Now, Zivar is living on her own pain and the grief of loosing her daughter over this inhuman attack. These photos are taken in Feb 2015 in her house when Mahdi, his youngest son who is at 5th grade is sitting next to Zivar.
“Zivar Parvin” acid attack victim
Acid tragedy in Iran
Who can believe the two images in this photo belong to the same person? One beautiful and smiling ?and another malformed as burnt in acid
On Eighteenth of July, 1390, “Zivar Parvin”, a 37-years-old mother and her 18-years-old daughter”Yasry” were victims of acid attack while sleeping next to each other in the middle of the night in a coordinated act between her husband, brother and brother in law when he threw acid on her and her daughter. The wounds caused by acid attack were so deep and hurtful on Yasra that she could not stand it and died after 18 days.
Zivar who was a widow had rejected her married brother in law several times as she had decided to spend rest of her life with her kids after her husband died. Yasra which was newly engaged was getting ready to get married. Her finance had decided to help with the situation of her family after they get married. The night she was attacked, she was dreaming of her new home but Zivar’s brother in law’s fire of lust and prejudice burnt her and her family’s lives into ashes. Yasra is no more among us. And Zivar has gone through several rounds of surgeries. Despite all plastic surgeries, most of her nose and eyelids are burnt and malformed by acid. Zivar is blind for the rest of her life on her left eye as its tissues being completely removed and emptied. She is hopeful that she can regain her eye sight on her right eye and breathing through her nose by being accommodated with medical expertise only available outside of Iran.
In this condition, Zivar’s in laws threaten her that they will take away her sons knowing she has difficulty parenting them while blind. It has been a long time since anyone has cared for her living condition and her situation. She is forgotten like many other acid attack victims. It is on us to not to leave Zivar and her children alone in such a difficult situation.
Even though governments do not take responsibility for those like Zivar, we people should help them with their and their families & children’s pain .
This week is her week. It is Zivar’s turn to receive our messages of empathy and support, letting her knows that we have not forgotten her.