** FILE ** The battered women at the shelter rely on one another for companionship, having been rejected by their families. A common punishment in Pakistan, should they return home, is being burned with acid. An official at Human Rights Watch stressed that more burn units are critical.

** FILE ** The battered women at the shelter rely on one another for companionship, having been rejected by their families. A common punishment in Pakistan, should they return home, is being burned with acid. An official at Human Rights Watch stressed that more burn units are critical.