Join Us! SURVIVORS To Host First In-Person Helping Survivors Heal Luncheon Since 2019

The 13th Annual Helping Survivors Heal Fundraising Event will take place in-person on September 14, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Mission Valley (Hazard Center) from 11:30-1 PM. Survivors of Torture, International will celebrate its first in-person Helping...

SURVIVORS Announces New Executive Director

August 23, 2022 Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS) is pleased to announce Etleva Bejko as its new Executive Director, following co-founder and Executive Director Kathi Anderson’s planned retirement on September 30, 2022. Etleva will lead the organization...

A message from SURVIVORS’ Executive Director and Board

After 25+ years of leading Survivors of Torture, International, I have shared with our board and staff of my plans to retire. I will guide the organization until September 30, 2022, my official retirement date.  I am confident SURVIVORS is in a strong and robust...

My Personal and Professional Growth as a SURVIVORS Intern

By Victoria Scalo I became acquainted with Survivors of Torture International through San Diego State University’s Board Fellows Program, which is partnered with the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. The Board Fellows Program pairs...

Clients Benefit from Falanga Research Conducted by Medical Evaluators at SURVIVORS

Pro bono medical evaluators, Dr. George Longstreth and Dr. Lydia Grypma, and the team at SURVIVORS have contributed to increasing medical knowledge about the physical effects of torture that will benefit survivors in several ways. With the publication of “Foot Torture...

SURVIVORS Torture Awareness Month 2020 Campaign

Community of supporters advocating for survivors of torture at the SURVIVORS 2019 Ice Cream Social Virtual Advocacy for Survivors of Torture June 26th of 1987 marks the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the day in which the Convention Against...