News & Updates 5 July 2015

Combating Torture: Past and Present

A major EU-funded anti torture program is nearing completion, following a two-year series of activities in four countries: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Timor Leste. The program focuses on both prevention of torture and developing community-based healing methodologies for victims.

Strategies implemented as part of the program include intensive training for frontline workers on torture prevention and trauma support, national anti-torture campaigns, legal aid to survivors, documenting victims testimonies, high level advocacy with police and government officials, media campaigns and providing advice on legal redress to victims of torture in their local contexts.

Read our PRESS RELEASE on Accountability for Acts of Torture