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 …

June is Torture Awareness Month

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By Katherina Todisco & Niki Kalmus June marks the beginning of summer, longer days, and warmer weather, but is also one of our favorite months at Survivors of Torture, International – Torture Awareness Month. On June 26, 1987 the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) entered into force*. June 26 has been chosen …

Torture Awareness Month

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June is Torture Awareness Month and June 26 is the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In June, we recognize that torture is one of the most profound human rights abuses, and it affects millions of individuals and their families around the world. This trauma reaches far beyond the direct victims and in some instances, where torture …