SURVIVORS Torture Awareness Month 2020 Campaign

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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 …

SURVIVORS Commits to Transparency

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Great news! Survivors of Torture, International is one of the first organizations to receive the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. GuideStar recently launched the Platinum participation level to help nonprofits celebrate their results for free! By sharing these metrics, we help the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. …

The Ticking Bomb Scenario

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Guest article by:Taylor Zerby, ISCOR Community Relations Intern Many deceiving and unfounded misconceptions regarding torture pervade our everyday lives. In fact, one need not look much farther than their favorite television series to see the pervasive nature of torture in our culture. Television series such as 24 and State of Affairs, often dramatize the ticking bomb hypothetical scenario in which …

Requesting a safe and reliable mechanism for vulnerable religious minorities to escape harm’s way.

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We thank Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA 52nd District) for recently sending a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee Chair Rogers; Ranking Member Lowey; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Granger to support re-authorization of the “Lautenberg Amendment,” which has served as a lifeline for over two decades to Christian, Jewish, and other designated religious minorities escaping …

Contact Your Senators Now

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  The U.S. Senate plans to vote this Wednesday, January 20th on H.R. 4038, “The American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act,” a bill that would impede the most vulnerable refugees in finding a safe haven and a place to restart their new lives. This bill was passed by the House of Representatives in November, so it is critical that …