Chhanv which literally means ‘Shade’. As it is said “The most beautiful flowers flourish in the shade” and we do believe that our most beautiful flowers (SHEROES) needs shade to flourish. From this thought Chhanv foundation came in existence. When we started Stop Acid Attack campaign, it was noticed that many survivors who came to Delhi for treatment and surgery did not have access to immaculate accommodation. Keeping in view their health and hygiene we came out with an idea to provide a spick and span accommodation “Chhanv” which is their sojourn while they receive medical aid.

Chhanv is a place where our Sheroes meet each other, have conversations and relish their stay. We organize training, workshops, counseling and many other programs to boost their self-confidence and self-esteem. We encourage them to be themselves and let people see the real imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person they are.

While our hearts and doors remain open and welcoming all the time, we do hope that Chhanv will serve as a model, and many more support centres will be established around the country.

About Us

When dreams die, they do not make much noise. When hopes are crushed, the sighs are soundless. Acid corrodes gently. Eating away at her skin, bones and her dreams. The rest of her life begins now. A battle against unending, excruciating pain, deformity, social negligence, ostracisation and an invisible justice system. When a girl is attacked by acid, she is also relegated to the fringes of society, consigned to its dark recesses. Often, forced to hide...

Pillars of Strength

Rupa : What is surprising is that it was none other than her stepmother who poured acid on Rupa while she slept in her native village in Uttar Pradesh. It is shocking to hear it from Rupa how she even removed water from around her so that she did not survive. She has been living with her uncle in Faridabad since then.

Acid Attack Fighters

Reshma: Reshma Rangrez, a 32-year-old braveheart, who had exposed her husband Shehzad in July 2011 for making crude bombs, was attacked by her in-laws who threw acid on her.
Angry for sending their son to jail, Shehzad's parents often fought with her. Even as Danilimda police were investigating the complaint, the in-laws recently forced their way to her home near Bombay Hotel area of the city...