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 Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment was passed, which ensured that states are held accountable for torture and other forms of mistreatment outlined in the law. Internationally, organizations like SURVIVORS unite in their commemoration, advocacy and support for survivors of torture. Every year SURVIVORS invites the community to our Ice Cream Social to commemorate this monumental day and the ways in which our organization supports torture survivors in their healing.
We encourage our community to spread awareness and advocate on behalf of survivors around the world. Since we are not able to celebrate in person at the annual Ice Cream Social this year, join us virtually in commemorating Torture Awareness Month. Show your support for survivors of torture by engaging in our Torture Awareness Campaign.
Signs of Support on Social Media
SURVIVORS has created several signs that you can use to advocate for torture survivors around the globe. Engage your community by posting the images directly to your social media accounts or printing them and taking a picture of you holding the sign in solidarity prior to posting. Don’t forget to tag SURVIVORS in your posts on Facebook @Survivors of Torture, International and Instagram @survivors_sandiego as we would love to see our community connected and committed to advocating for survivors of torture.
Below are some of the signs SURVIVORS has shared with the community at past Ice Cream Social events. Now that we are celebrating virtually, imagine the impact we will have as we will be able to reach more individuals even beyond our San Diego community. Download the advocacy signs or create your own, share them with others, snap a powerful picture of your choice to share to social media, and start posting away! See a sample photo taken of one of our community members in their backyard.
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