In working to help acid attack survivors internationally, RISE has found that many people have never heard of acid violence.  We realized early on that we had to help bring awareness to this problem before we could effectively tackle it.  We do this through providing talks in the Cincinnati area and by promoting media coverage of acid violence internationally.

RISE in the news

The Complex Task of Deterring Acid Attacks, Explained, Teen Vogue, August 2017

After helping an acid attack survivor in Uganda, a Cincinnati native creates a nonprofit called RISE, WCPO, June 2017

NTV Uganda, May 2017

Radio Simba Uganda, May 2017

Wyoming native helps acid attack victims worldwide, Cincinnati Enquirer, August 2016

Cincinnati Again Rallies Around Acid Victims for Change, August 2016

Vulnerability to Trafficking Among Acid Attack Survivors, End Slavery Now, January 2016

Interview with Dr. Angie Vredeveld, Executive Coordinator of The Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence (CERESAV), Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council, September 2015


RISE talks

Who is Acid Survivors Network?, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2017

Acid Attacks & Human Rights Advocacy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2017

Empowering Women, First Unitarian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2016

Making a Difference in Africa, St. John’s Unitarian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2016

Interfaith Prayer Team, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2016

Bringing Hope to Survivors of Acid Violence, St. John’s Unitarian Church, May 2016

What are Acid Attacks?, Urban Artifact, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2015