After Carmen Sanchez left her abusive ex-partner, he attacked her with acid, leaving her severely scarred.
Last year, she launched her foundation in Mexico to help survivors of attacks to rebuild their lives.
Almost 20% of the acid attacks on women that have been reported since 2001 have been fatal, but authorities in the country fear the figures are just the tip of the iceberg.
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The Carmen Sanchez Foundation can be found at https://fundacioncarmensanchez.org/