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ACAT - France
Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT-France) is an ecumenical organisation fighting against torture and the death penalty around the world and defending asylum rights (only available in French). To top

ACAT - Togo
(from Human Rights Internet directory)
ACAT-Togo is the Togo branch of the French-based Fédération internationale de l`action des chrétiens pour l`abolition de la torture (FIACAT). It was formed after the government brutally suppressed the student demonstrations of September 1990. Four years later, it still had not received permission to function officially. To top

ADDAMEER - Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association
A Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the center`s activities focus on offering support for Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners, and working to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns. To top

AFESIP-Cambodia
AFESIP Cambodia is a legally registered non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-religious organization that cares for and secures the rights of women and girls victimized by human trafficking and sex slavery. It was established at the grass-roots level in 1996 because of the dire situations of thousands of victims forced into exploitation in and across Cambodian borders. To top

ARIADNE Network against Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe
The mission of the Network is to combat human trafficking through close and coordinated action among countries of origin, transit and destination. Cooperation is on a tripartite basis- among state agents, international organizations and NGOs- in order to better assist victims and address existing and emerging problems. It is a regional network of 16 NGOs from 12 countries. To top

ASPIS
ASPIS strongly believe that victims of crime, severe incidents, torture and war have a right to receive medical treatment and psychotherapeutic support – irrespective of their financial situation and/or legal status. To top

About Human Rights
AboutHumanRights was formed to offer a reference point on comprehensive advice on human rights. Comprehensive and easily absorbed information on your human rights, the Human Rights Act and privacy & protection issues in the UK and Abroad. To top

Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC)
Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC) works to break cycles of violence, hatred and despair by providing psychological, emotional and educational support to the survivors of conflict. AfCiC focuses its activities on children and young people, who have the greatest capacity to transcend the conflicts of their communities and to bring about change in the future. To top

African Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
The mission of ACTV is to increase the general quality and quantity of treatment offered to traumatised victims of institutionalised torture and to enhance the democratisation process by increased awareness of basic human rights. To top

Al-Khiam Center for the Rehabilitation of the Victims of Torture
Rehabilitation center for victims of torture in Lebanon. To top

Albanian Rehabilitation Centre for Trauma and Torture Victims
The Albanian Rehabilitation Centre for Trauma and Torture Victims - ARCT is an independent, non-governmental organisation established in 1993. ARCT is the only centre in Albania with experience in the rehabilitation of survivors of torture and organised violence and prevention of torture. ARCT applies a multidisciplinary approach in its activities. To top

Amanitare - African Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls
Amanitare aspires to create a working partnership of African activists, women’s groups and networks around the fundamental rights of women to sexual and reproductive health, autonomy in sexual and reproductive decisions, the right to bodily integrity and freedom from coercion and violence. The partnership seeks to create a platform for dialogue and consensus building, information exchange, skills training to coordinate advocacy at policy level and to build support among various popular constituencies towards social transformation. To top

Animus Association Foundation
Animus Association Foundation is a women`s non-governmental organisation created to help victims of violence in Bulgaria. The team of the Foundation consists of clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers. To top

Arab Resource Collective ARC
Established in 1988, is a Right based Regional NGO with a long track record in resources production in issues related to community development. In addition, ARC has been a partner of the NCMH in its "Mental Health program for a new Generation in the Arab Countries" since 2005 which included resources production and adaptation. To top

Argentine Team for Psychosocial Assistance and Research (EATIP)
Assistance is offered to physically and psychologically tortured persons and persons who have been imprisoned for a long time and relatives of torture victims and missing persons (in Spanish). To top

Armenian Mental Health Foundation
The Armenian Mental Health Foundation was founded in 1996 and has grown up from a small group of concerned people into vigorous organization with strong network of supporters and regional branches. The foundation has become a leading national NGO in the field of mental health in Armenia. To top

AsianSTSS
AsianSTSS was founded for professionals to advance knowledge about the nature and consequences of highly stressful events and to provide a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma around the Asian region, as well as promoting high standards and ethical practice in the trauma field. To top

Asociaţia Atena Delphi
A Romanian organisation fighting domestic violence. With a mission to defend the rights of spouses, victims of domestic violence and facilitate their legal and psychological counseling, rights of children, their protection against any abuse, elderly protection, their property and the right to life of all persons into a healthy environment. To top

Assistance Centre for Torture Survivors (ACET)
The Assistance Centre for Torture Survivors - ACET is a Bulgarian non-governmental, non-profit foundation established in 1995. Its main goals are to provide medical rehabilitation for torture victims and to work for raising awareness on human rights and torture prevention. (In Bulgarian and English.) To top

Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS)
ASeTTS is a non profit, non government organisation which provides treatment and support to people who have been tortured or traumatized by violent conflicts. Many of our clients are recent arrivals to Australia, although our services are available to all survivors whatever the length of their residence in Australia has been. To top

Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT)
The Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) is an independent non-governmental organisation working worldwide to prevent torture and ill-treatment. To top

Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)
ASTSS is an organisation of over 600 health professionals dedicated to the treatment and prevention of trauma It is closely involved with ISTSS, the international body based in the USA. ASTSS has Chapters in each Australian State and in New Zealand. To top

Autonomous Women`s Center Against Sexual Violence
Autonomous Women`s Center Against Sexual Violence was founded in Yugoslavia in 1993 with the primary aim to work with women raped in war, as well as to support women survivors of all kinds of male violence against women. To top

Balay Rehabilitation Center
As a human rights institution, it renders psychosocial rehabilitation services to victims of human rights violations in the Philippines. Specifically, it caters to the needs of victims of internal displacement arising from development aggression and armed conflict; political detention; extra-judicial killings or summary execution; and to survivors of enforced disappearance. To top

Bangladesh Rehabilitation Centre for Trauma Victims (BRCT)
BRCT’s ultimate goal is to prevent torture from all sphere of the society and establish human rights of the mass peoples of Bangladesh. BRCT’s another goal is to give full supports and it efforts with united movement of world organization of torture for the prevention torture from the world. To top

BasicNeeds
This organisation believes that mental health is a right, not a privilege. For millions of mentally ill people around the world, this is not the case. For them, mental illness is a world of poverty, stigma and isolation. Basic Needs transforms lives by working with mentally ill people so that together, together we can build a world that mentally ill people feel proud to live in. To top

Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture
The Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture is a treatment program jointly supported by Bellevue Hospital Center and the NYU School of Medicine. The Program was established in 1995 to provide multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitative services to survivors of political torture and their families. To top

Berlin Center for the Treatment of Torture Victims (BZFO)
(in German)
The Berlin Center for the Treatment of Torture Victims (BZFO) was founded in 1992 with support from the German Red Cross. The BZFO is a non-profit association committed to the rehabilitation of torture victims. The idea for the establishment of a treatment center was born out of the confrontation with the history of Nazi medicine, the subsequent refusal of a large part of the German medical profession to face up to the Holocaust survivors and to grant them reparation and rehabilitation. (Also in German) To top

Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights aims to provide comprehensive health care for refugees and survivors of torture and related trauma coordinated with legal aid and social services; to educate and train agencies and professionals who serve these communities; to advocate for the promotion of health and human rights in the United States and worldwide; and to conduct clinical, epidemiological, and legal research for the better understanding and the promotion of health and quality of life for survivors of torture and related trauma. To top

Brandon Hamber
Brandon Hambers homepage, an academic that focuses on the psychological implications of strategies for dealing with a violent political past such as truth commissions, reconciliation as a theoretical and applicable concept, truth recovery processes and transitional justice more broadly, healing and dealing with the psychological legacy of violence, as well as comparative research on violence and crime in countries in transition. To top

CARITAS - Flüchtlingsberatung Köln, Therapiezentrum für Folteropfer
Offers therapy and case work for refugees from war and crisis zones around the world who seek protection in Germany, psychotherapy and social support. To top

CDA Practical learning for effective international action
A non-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), committed to improving the effectiveness of international actors who provide humanitarian assistance, engage in peace practice, and are involved in supporting sustainable development. To top

CINAT - Coalition of International Non-Governmental Organisations Against Torture
In order to meet this global challenge with maximum effectiveness,
six leading international voluntary organisations in the field agreed to
join forces by forming a coalition and the Coalition of International
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Against Torture, CINAT
was established.
These international NGOs combating torture are: Amnesty International (AI), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture, (Fi.ACAT), the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), REDRESS: Seeking Reparation for Torture Survivors (REDRESS) and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT). To top

CPC Learning Network
The CPC Learning Network is an active cadre of member organizations who are capable of collaboratively employing assessment methodologies and able to identify, quantify, and understand the causes and consequences of key child care and protection concerns. To top

Cambodian Health Network
This website is dedicated to survivors and their families and is committed to a greater understanding of the physical and psychological illness that comes from war, torture and genocide. To top

Canadian Center for Victims of Torture (CCVT)
Is a non-profit, founded by several Toronto doctors, lawyers and social service professionals, many of whom were associated with Amnesty International.The CCVT was incorporated in 1983 as the Canadian Centre for the Investigation and Prevention of Torture. The name was changed in 1988 to better reflect the Centre's mandate. The Centre was the second such facility in the world to be established. The first was in Copenhagen in 1982. In 2003, CCVT was accredited to the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). To top

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture aids survivors to overcome the lasting effects of torture and war. In partnership with the community, the Centre supports survivors in the process of successful integration into Canadian society, works for their protection and integrity, and raises awareness of the continuing effects of torture and war on survivors and their families. The CCVT gives hope after the horror. To top

Center for Crisis Psychology (CCP)
Center for Crisis Psychology (CCP) is a Norwegian center specialized in the effects of traumas and losses on children and adults. The center has established close collaboration with a number of international resource centers and institutions, and this new internet service will provide information from the international activities of CCP and partners in different parts of the world. To top

Center for Rehabilitation and Abolition of Torture (CRAT)
CRAT provides psychosocial support programmes for victims (all sectors of population), including refugees, depending on the availability of resources. Financial assistance can be provided to speed up the rehabilitation process. To top

Center for Traume- og Torturoverlevere (CETT)
The Centre for Trauma and Torture Survivors (CETT), which is based in the County of Vejle - Denmark, is a rehabilitation and development centre that is engaged in work for refugees suffering from trauma as a result of war and/or torture. To top

Centre de Soins de L’A.V.R.E.
AVRE has been running and continues to run a health centre since 1984. It also helps set up health centres and health programmes, and works to educate health professionals about the reality of torture and its scars. In 1993, AVRE obtained the French Government’s first Human Rights prize. To top

Centre for Care of Torture Victims (CCTV)
The primary objective of the centre is to provide medical and psychosocial services to rehabilitate torture victims or their spouses and children. Based in India. To top

Centre for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights - Osijek
Centre for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights, Osijek was founded in May 1992 by a number of intellectuals (doctors, teachers, lawyers and economists) as a contribution to preserving a nucleus of civil society resistant to ethnic, religious, political or ideological divisions imposed by the war. (also in Croatian) To top

Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors (CRTS)
CRTS in Bangladesh is a registered, non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to treatment and rehabilitation, free of charge, for torture victims irrespective of age, sex, religion, cast, ideologies and nationalities. CRTS was first founded in 1996 in Dhaka by a core group of medical professions concerned for those affected by torture. ( if you have the direct link to this organisation, plese let us know) To top

Centre for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (CTD)
The objectives of Kris- och Traumacentrum are to assess and treat trauma and torture sequelae among victims residing in the greater Stockholm area, provide documentation for assistance in asylum or other processes through the application of forensic, psychiatric and psychological methods, disseminate knowledge on trauma and torture sequelae among health professionals, the general public, and policy-makers through education, publications, and/or advocacy.
(only available in Swedish) To top

Centre for Torture Survivors in Finland (CTSF)
The Centre for Torture Survivors in Finland (CTSF) carries out mental health work among immigrants. It is a specialized medical treatment unit that assesses, treats and rehabilitates refugees who are traumatized because they have been tortured in their home countries. The refugees` close relatives are also included in the treatment. To top

Centre for Victims of Torture Nepal (CVICT)
The Centre for Victims of Torture Nepal (CVICT), a non-profit, non-governmental organization, was established in 1990 to rehabilitate torture survivors and advocate against torture in Nepal. To top

Centre for Women War Victims
The Centre for Women War Victims is a non-governmental, feminist, anti-militaristic organization founded in 1992 with an aim to empower women, reacting to war violence against women, as well as misogynic and nationalistic politics in Croatia and the countries of former Yugoslavia. By empowering women regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, status, age and sexual orientation we contribute to improving women`s human rights, and women`s position in society (in Croatian). To top

Centre for the Care of Torture and Trauma Victims (CCTV) Kolkata, West bengal
With a mission to ease the pains of Torture along with rehabilitating the survivors of torture in the mainstream of life and to promote Democracy, a team of Doctors at Denmark started the Movement against Torture since 1980. In 1995 Dr. Inge Genefke, one of the Pioneers of initiating the movement against Torture requested the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to form a centre, which might work for the welfare of torture victims, as there was no such centres in India at that time. Considering the request, Centre for Care of Tortured Victims (CCTV) was formed. To top

Centre for the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and their Relatives (CPTRT)
Services are offered to torture survivors, and are also offered to family members of torture survivors, of individuals who have been politically assassinated, of disappeared persons, and of people who have been extrajudicially executed by the police. The organisation is based in Honduras (only in Spanish) To top

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a multi-disciplinary South African non-governmental organisation. Since its inception in 1989, the CSVR has been dedicated to making a meaningful contribution to peaceful and fundamental transformation in South Africa, and in the Southern African region. To top

Centro de Estudio Legales y Sociales (CELS)
Today, CELS works to uncover human rights violations that take place within the democratic context. Themes such as discrimination, institutional violence, access to justice, prison conditions, access to information, the freedom of expression, rights of immigrants and refugees, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights compose the ambit of CELS’ action. To top

Centrum `45
Centrum `45, founded in 1973, is the dutch national centre for medical-psychological treatment for members of the resistance and victims of war and organized violence. In order to realise its aims Centrum `45 offers a broad range of therapies (in Dutch). To top

Children and Armed Conflict Unit
The Children and Armed Conflict Unit aims to keep the issue of the impact of armed conflict on children in the public and institutional eye through its web-site, which provides accessible information on conflicts and relevant international standards and norms as well as good practices relating to children. To top

Children and War Foundation
The Children and War Foundation has been created to ensure that more solid knowledge about children can be gathered, and then used to improve the care of all children affected by war and disaster. Two professional groups, the Center for Crisis Psychology in Bergen, Norway and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, UK, have been instrumental in setting up this foundation. To top

Children`s Human Rights Centre of Albania / Defence for Children International-Albania
CRCA works in the area of child protection, child development and child participation. The main programme of the organisation include: child labour programme, socio-legal centre, training programme, education on children`s rights in schools, children`s clubs, monitoring and reporting, child trafficking and prostitution. To top

Children`s Rehabilitation Center (CRC)
The Children`s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government institution serving children and families who are victims of state violence in the Philippines. It focuses its services on children in the rural and urban areas who suffer physical health problems, emotional disorders, and social maladjustments due to such traumatic events as arrest, torture, forced displacement, strafing, bombing, massacre, disappearance, and other forms of human rights violations. To top

Christians Against Torture
ACAT(UK) was formed in 1984 by the then British Council of Churches, with the active support of Amnesty International. ACAT is affiliated to the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FiACAT) in Paris, and is a Body in Association with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. ACAT`s aim is to work, as Christians, for the abolition of torture worldwide. We seek to increase awareness in the Churches and among Christians of the widespread and evil use of torture and the need, for reasons of Christian faith, to campaign for its abolition. To top

Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers (CSC)
Six leading international organisations have joined together to promote what became known as a "straight-18" ban on the use of children as soldiers - a ban on all recruitment of children under the age of 18, by any armed force or group (governmental or nongovernmental) - and to ensure the demobilisation and rehabilitatation of all existing child soldiers. To top

Community Studies and Psychosocial Action Team (ECAP)
ECAP was established in 1997 to provide psychological rehabilitation services to victims of torture and their communities. The organization also conducts research, analysis, and training about the effects of torture and treatment strategies (in Spanish). To top

Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDDHH)
The objectives of the psychotherapeutic treatment are to provide psychological assistance to victims of political violence and torture, mental health training for people working in the human rights area and who are in direct contact with victims of political violence, psychological assistance to teams that work with victims awareness of the consequences of torture and political violence on mental health and other prevention activities (in Spanish). To top

Cordelia Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims.
Cordelia Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims started its work in autumn 1996 with psychosocial counseling and psychiatric rehabilitation of traumatized war victims and tortured refugees coming from all over the world. Cordelias basic mission is to offer psychiatric and psychosocial care to torture survivors and other serious trauma victims of organized violence. It is based in Budapest, Hungary. To top

Corporacion de Promocion y Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo (CODEPU)
The primary objectives of CODEPU are to promote and protect human rights through treatment, support, defence, reporting, training, and investigation; and to cooperate in the consolidation of democracy and the effective promotion of the rights of individuals and communities. To top

Corporación AVRE – apoyo a Víctimas Pro-Recuperación emocional
AVRE is a non-government organization. It was founded in 1992 on the initiative of a group of psychiatrists of the National University of Colombia. Its mission is to facilitate an integral recovery of persons and communities that have been victims of socio-political violence. To top

DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture
DIGNITY, former known as RCT,is a self-governing institution that is independent of party politics. DIGNITY`s main fields of activity are treatment of torture survivors; examination, documentation and prevention of torture and organised violence; international project co-operation; research. To top

David V. Baldwins Trauma Information Page
These Trauma Pages focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. To top

Disaster Mental Health Institute (DMHI)
The DMHI was founded in 1993, and was designated a South Dakota Board of Regents Center of Excellence in 1997. The mission of the DMHI is the promotion, development, and application of both practice and research in disaster mental health. To top

EMPATHY Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Torture (RCT/Georgia)
The primary objectives of EMPATHY are the identification of torture victims; treatment and medical/psychosocial rehabilitation of torture victims; prevention of torture and persecution of torturers; research and training; consultations and education; information and mass media activities; investigating allegations of torture, providing independent expertise and monitoring prisons/detention facilities; and networking and facilitating activities with governmental, non-governmental, international and local institutions working in the field of human rights and rehabilitation. To top

EXIL, Health Centre for Refugees
Exil - Centre medico-psychosocial pour victimes de violations des droits de l'homme, de la torture et pour personnes exilees.
The multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural staff of Exil offer medical and psychotherapeutic assistance and have a specific programme offering support to asylum seekers and refugees who are victims of torture. To top

El Nadim Centre
The centre treats men, women, and children who are victims of torture, state violence, social/domestic violence, rape/sexual abuse, and institutional violence. Treatment lines are tailored according to each client. Although most clients are of Egyptian nationality, other nationalities are also seen. To top

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture
The Convention provides non-judicial preventive machinery to protect detainees. It is based on a system of visits by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT). The Secretariat of the CPT forms part of the Council of Europes Directorate General of Human Rights.
(also in French) To top

European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
ECRE is an umbrella organisation of 74 refugee-assisting agencies in 31 countries working towards fair and humane policies for the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. To top

European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)
The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, established in 1993, is the European network for professionals in the field of psychotraumatology. To top

FORUM-ASIA
is committed to building a peaceful, just, equitable and ecologically sustainable community of peoples and societies in Asia, where all human rights of all individuals, groups and peoples – in particular, the poor, marginalised and discriminated against – are fully respected and realised in accordance with internationally accepted human rights norms and standards. To top

Family Rehabilitation Centre (FRC)
The aim of the FRC is to provide holistic care to those affected by the armed conflict in all areas of Sri Lanka, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, or political ideology. To top

Florida Center for Survivors of Torture
Florida Center for Survivors of Torture is a regional treatment center for refugees and others who are survivors of torture and extreme trauma. Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services is the lead agency in a collaboration with three area resettlement agencies (Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Lutheran Services Florida and World Relief) and the University of South Florida`s Medical School and School of Public Health. To top

Foundation Against Violation of Law (FAVL)
The main beneficiaries of FAVL are people suffered from military operations (hostages, war prisoners, missing people and their families, refugees, forced displaced persons), victims of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, without difference of race, nation, religion and political views, as well as ethnic minorities/other unions, groups, communities, especially suffered from the infringement of their civil and political, social, economic and cultural rights. To top

Freedom from Torture - Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
To help survivors of torture begin to rebuild their lives. Sharing expertise with partner organisations in the UK and internationally, Freedom from Torture operates as a centre of learning and knowledge in the care, treatment and protection of torture survivors. To top

Gaza Mental Health Foundation (GMHF)
The Gaza Mental Health Foundation (GMHF) is a Palestinian, non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1990 to provide comprehensive community mental health services to the population of the Gaza Strip including therapy, training and research. It is one of the leading mental health organizations in Palestine. To top

Genesis Project
The Genesis Project is a local non-governmental organization, set up in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in June, 1996. One of the organizations main goals is to help war traumatized children and their families. To top

Georgian Center for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT)
The Georgian Center for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (GCRT) started functioning in October of 2000. It is non-profit, non-governmental organization, it offers multidisciplinary, professional mental and medical health services, also legal counselling to torture survivors in Georgia. To top

Global Initiative on Psychiatry -GIP
Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP) is an international not-for-profit organization for the promotion of humane, ethical and effective mental health care throughout the world. Its international office is located in Hilversum, The Netherlands. To top

Grupo Tortura Nunca Mais/Rio de Janeiro (GTNM/RJ)
The main objective of GTNM/RJ are physical, psychological, and social rehabilitation of victims of institutionalized violence. To top

HEMAYAT, Organisation for the support of survivors of torture and war
Hemayat is an NGO that provides specialized services to persons extremely traumatized by torture and war.
(web site in German only) To top

Headington Institute
Care for caregivers. To promote welness through training for caregivers. Sharing information on how workers in the field can deal with stressful situations. The Headington Institute provides some good online training courses. On their site you will find training courses that are helpful. To top

HealthNet TPO
HealthNet TPO is a Dutch aid agency that works on health care in general but also mental health in spesific, in areas disrupted by war or disasters. In these areas people are facing the immense task of rebuilding society while they suffer from poverty, diseases and the emotional consequences of conflict. We use health as both a goal and means: the goal is to reach accessible health care for all. By working on that together with local communities we use ‘health’ as a means to bring people together and to restore mutual trust To top

Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
A global transdisciplinary network and fellowship of concerned academics and practitioners. They wish to stimulate systemic change, globally and locally, to open space for equality in dignity and mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow, thus ending humiliating practices and breaking cycles of humiliation throughout the world. To top

Human Rights Education Associates
(HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies. HREA is dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to protect human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities. To top

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey - HRFT
Established in 1990, is a non governmental and non-profit organisation providing treatment and rehabilitation services for torture survivors and documenting human rights violations in Turkey. The HRFT grew out of the necessity to further promote the prevention of torture in Turkey where grave human rights violations left thousands of people tortured and traumatised. To top

Human Rights in Mental Health
FGIP is an international federation of not-for-profit organizations that promote humane, ethical and effective mental health care throughout the world. The organization aims to empower people and help build improved and sustainable services that are not dependent on continued external support. The defense of human rights in mental health care delivery is the cornerstone of our work. We consider it our prime obligation to speak out whenever and wherever human rights abuses in mental health practice occur, and work with local partners to amend the situation and make sure the human rights violations in question are discontinued. The basis in all our activities is partnership. To top

ICAR Foundation
ICAR Foundation is a Romanian NGO, set-up in 1991 and legally registered in 1992. Dr. Camelia Doru founded ICAR Foundation with the support of a group of 19 civil society representatives in an attempt to remedy a part of the injustice done to fellow Romanians for their political opinion under the previous regime and to show their gratitude to them.
(in Romanian and English) To top

ICTJ’s gender justice program
International Center for Transitional Justice ICTJ, 2013.
Short overview over the project on gender and reparations, ICTJ presents and is holding on with. To top

IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support
In 1991 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched the Psychological Support Programme (PSP) as a crosscutting programme under the Health & Care Division. To assist the IFRC with the implementation of the programme, the Danish Red Cross and IFRC established the Reference Centre for Psychological Support as a centre of excellence in 1993 To top

Independent Medico -Legal Unit (IMLU)
Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU)is an NGO comprised of a network of doctors and lawyers in Kenya dedicated to a torture free society though medico legal documentation. Our vision is to transform social paradigms on torture and human rights abuse and transforming social perception on torture and human rights. To top

Independent Psychiatric Association of Russia (IPA)
IPA is a professional, non-governmental, non-profit, human rights organization of Russian psychiatrists devoted both to renewal of psychiatry in Russia and to revival of its noble traditions. IPA was established on March 9-11, 1989 as a reaction to the absence of genuine changes in psychiatry. Since October 17, 1989 IPA has been a full member of the World Psychiatric Association. To top

Instituto de Terapia e Investigación (ITEI)
ITEI is an interdisciplinary institute that aims at assisting people affected, directly or indirectly, by torture and state-sponsored violence, using means to facilitate their rehabilitation. To top

Inter-Agency Standing Committee
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) is the primary mechanism for inter-agency coordination of humanitarian assistance. It is a unique forum involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. To top

International Aid Network (IAN)
We are a non-governmental organization active in the field of mental health promotion, as well as in cross-border human rights protection through provision of psychosocial, legal and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable people. To top

International Center for Health and Human Rights
ICHHR’smission is to engage and work with survivors and a range of actors to support the implementation of international human rights standards to enable survivors to access appropriate rehabilitation and justice. Consists of a group of human rights practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds, all highly experienced and working for many years in the field of human rights and rehabilitation for torture survivors. To top

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
Transitional justice is a response to systematic or widespread violations of human rights. It seeks recognition for victims and to promote possibilities for peace, reconciliation and democracy. Transitional justice is not a special form of justice but justice adapted to societies transforming themselves after a period of pervasive human rights abuse. In some cases, these transformations happen suddenly; in others, they may take place over many decades. To top

International Medical Rehabilitation Center for the Victims of Wars and Totalitarian Regimes (IRC)
The work of the centre focuses on offering practical assistance (medical, psychological, social, and informational) to persons who have previously been subjected to political repression and torture. To top

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)
The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) is an independent, international health professional organization, which promotes and supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and works for the prevention of torture worldwide. The vision of the IRCT is a world that values and accepts shared responsibility for the eradication of torture. To top

International Rescue Committee - GBV Responders` network
The International Rescue Committee works to foster communities where women and girls are free from violence and have the rights and resources to promote their own safety and self-determination through the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Team comprised of 450 field staff and technical experts, including specialists in primary prevention, care for child survivors, economic programming, and service delivery, among others. Collectively, this team advances the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for humanitarian workers to serve survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) with effective, comprehensive programming that meets the specific needs of women and girls. In partnership with communities and institutions, we advocate for and protect the rights of women and girls while cultivating conditions in which women and girls can recover from violence and thrive. To top

International Society for Health and Human Rights (ISHHR)
The current link to ISHHR is not working. In the meant time we will show you a video of the last conference until it is fixed.
ISHHR is a membership organisation for health workers engaged in work with survivors of human rights violations. Our aim is to gather knowledge about the effects of human rights violations on health, exchange experiences and information about treatment methods, medical and psychological care and contribute to the development of psychosocial interventions both on individual and community level. To top

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) the world’s premier trauma organization dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research and prevention. Through this organization, professionals share information about the effects of trauma, seeking to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. To top

International Trauma Treatment Program
The goal of the International Trauma Treatment Program is to undermine the use of torture through establishing an international network of practitioners who fight torture by transforming torture victims into survivors. By preparing practitioners from war zones to treat, and to train other practitioners to treat, trauma survivors in their home countries, we seek to leverage our resources by creating a snowball effect that greatly increases the number of practitioners worldwide who fight torture. To top

JESOOR Organization
A Palestinian organization strengthening the link between health and human rights, prevention of torture and human rights abuse through research, advocacy, community assistance and the capacity building of health professionals. To top

Johannes Wier Foundation
The Johannes Wier Foundation is a Dutch human rights organisation for doctors, dentists, nurses and paramedics. The focus of the organisation is on the specific responsibility of all health care workers regarding human rights. Only in Dutch. To top

Khmer Health Advocates (KHA)
KHA was founded in 1982 by Theanvy Kuoch a survivor of the Cambodian holocaust and refugee and three American nurses who worked in refugee camps in Thailand. KHA provides health assessments and mental health services in the form of individual, family, group and massage therapies for survivors of torture and concentration camp syndromes. To top

Kontras - The Commission for Disappearances and Victims of Violence
Kontras (The Commission for Disappearances and Victims of Violence) was formed in March 1998 by the coalition of 12 pro-democracy NGO`s (Non Government Organization ) such as KIPP (Independent Committee for Election Watch), AJI (the Alliance Independent Journalist), YLBHI (Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation), and one student organization PMII (Indonesian Islamic Student Movement) and activist in response to the Indonesian government`s silence regarding disappearances. To top

Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT)
In October 1999, a team of doctors who worked in ARCT and ACHR, Albania, supported by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) set up a rehabilitation centre. The Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation placed in Prishtina. To top

KwaZulu-Natal Programme for Survivors of Violence
The KwaZulu-Natal Programme for Survivors of Violence aims to assist the individuals, families and communities of KwaZulu-Natal through the prevention of all forms of violence and through rendering services which are both healing and empowering. To top

Los Angeles-Program for Torture Victims
The Program for Torture Victim provides medical, psychological, and case management services to survivors of torture. To top

Martín-Baró Fund
The Martín-Baró Fund was established to honor the memory of Father Ignacio Martín-Baró, a Jesuit priest and social psychologist who was murdered in El Salvador in 1989, and to further the goals to which he dedicated his life. Our grants support progressive, grassroots groups throughout the world who are challenging institutional repression and confronting the mental health consequences of violence and injustice in their communities. To top

Medica Mondiale
Medica Mondiale acts to support traumatised women and girls in war and crisis zones and views its role as that of an advocate for the rights and interests of women who have survived sexualised wartime violence. To top

Medical Action Group
The Medical Action Group (MAG) - the Philippines - is a health service organization of physicians, nurses, dentist, psychologists, health students and health workers collectively working for the promotion and defense of Health and Human Rights for All. To top

Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims - Athens
The Medical Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (MRCT) of Athens, was officially established in 1989, after preparation for more than one year. The legal status is of a non-profit NGO. MRCT is a founding member of the Balkan Network for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims, founded in 1993, following an initiative of MRCT and also a founding member of the Middle East and North Africa Network for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims, founded in 1996, following again an initiative of MRCT. MRCT is also a member of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT, Copenhagen). The main function of the MRCT is the medical, psychological, social and legal care to torture victims. To top

Melaleuca Refugee Centre
The Melaleuca Refugee Centre, Torture and Trauma Survivors Service of the NT provides an environment for the recovery of survivors of torture and trauma, their families and community, through confidential, high quality, holistic services. To top

Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI)
Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) is an international non-governmental advocacy organization dedicated to the recognition and enforcement of the rights of people with mental disabilities. To top

Mental Health & Psychosocial Network
The MHPSS Network is a growing global platform for connecting people, networks and organizations, for sharing resources and for building knowledge related to mental health and psychosocial support both in emergency settings and in situations of chronic hardship. We aspire to building and shaping good practice in support of people affected by difficult events or circumstances. To top

Mental Health Uganda
MHU is an indigenous Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) for people with and survivors of mental illness. It is a membership organisation owned by people with mental illness. The organisation was formed in 1997 with the aim to create a unified voice of people that influences the provision of required services and opportunities in favour of people with mental illness in Uganda. To top

Mental health foundation Ghana
We work with people and organisations to find opportunities, solutions and strategies to address the difficulties faced by people with a mental illness. We trust that people can be well and must not be defined by their symptoms, and we work to support that belief. We promote hope and optimism and encourage healthy coping strategies that enhance the skills of people with mental illness. To top

Mindfulnext
In partners hip with The Oxford Mindfulness Centre a project called Mindfulness was created for NGOs aimed at building resilience and preventing burnout in frontline professionals through mindfulness-based training. To top

Motivation Romania
Motivation was established in 1995 and since then been working for the rights of and has been providing support to children and youth with disabilities in Romania. The services we offer cover a wide range of needs of children and adults with disabilities, from equipment suitable for different types of mobility disabilities, in rehabilitation therapy and independent living training, with an instructor in the wheelchair. Their programs focus on social, educational and professional inclusion through consultancy for accessibility, by facilitating employment of people with disabilities, through day center services or leisure activities such as adapted sports or cultural events. To top

Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA)
Multicultural Mental Health Australia is the new national program in multicultural mental health and suicide prevention, funded under the National Mental Health Strategy and National Suicide Prevention Strategy by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. From March 1, 2003 Multicultural Mental Health Australia replaces the Australian Transcultural Mental Health Network as the program providing national leadership in mental health and suicide prevention for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and working to promote better mental health and well-being for a diverse community. To top

Mwatikho Torture Survivors Organization (MATESO)
MATESO treats the following client groups: victims of torture by law enforcement officials; victims of rape/sexual violence in police cells and prisons; and victims of domestic violence. To top

NAGA, Centro Har Per Rifugiati E Vittime Della Torture
The primary objectives are to support refugees and torture survivors before and after they have obtained political asylum in Italy, and highlight refugees’ problems and their right to public opinion. (available in Italian) To top

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was created within the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989, in response to a Congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD. To top

Novi Sad Humanitarian Centre (NSHC)
The NSHC`s main area of focus is in taking care of the needs of the most vulnerable people in Novi Sad and Vojvodina. Our priorities are children and youth, the disabled, single parents, families who have lost loved ones, the elderly, shut-ins, those suffering from illness, refugees and displaced persons, victims of torture and violence, the unemployed, the homeless, those deprived of their rights and the poor. To top

OASIS - treatment and counselling for refugees
OASIS is a private treatment center for traumatized refugees, asylum seekers and their families.
OASIS holds a holistic view of refugees` suffering, which is reflected in the center`s interdisciplinary treatment model. To top

OMEGA - Organization for Victims of Violence and Human Rights violations
OMEGA intend to provide support, care and treatment for persons who have been victims of organised violence and systematic health and human rights violations, as well as for their relatives and children, in the social, legal, cultural, spiritual, medical, psychological and psychotherapeutic spheres. To top

Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV)
The Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Tehran, Iran. To top

PTSD Alliance
A group of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other frontline professionals. To top

Participatory Democracy
A subsidiary effort sponsored by Participatory Democracy Cultural Initiative, Inc. (PDCI), a non-for-profit association of volunteers devoted in several countries to the promotion of democratic ideals and human rights all over the World. Our WEB pages are bilingual (English and Spanish) and our centers of operations are Madrid, Caracas and Miami. Some of our more prominent WEB pages are devoted to the defense of human rights. To top

Partners in Rights and Recovery
Partners in Rights and Recovery is a Canadian non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting the human rights and promoting the psychological recovery of individuals, families, and communities affected by torture and political violence around the world. To top

People's Movement for Human Rights Learning PDHRE
PDHRE is a non-profit, international service organization that works directly and indirectly with its network of affiliates — primarily women's and social justice organizations — to develop and advance pedagogies for human rights education relevant to people's daily lives in the context of their struggles for social and economic justice and democracy. To top

Perm Center Against Violence and Human Trafficking
The Center was established in 1999 by a group of enthusiastic persons (women and men) willing to improve the situation of women and children in the Russian society and to promote assistance to all persons suffered from several forms of violence and human trafficking. To top

Pharos
Pharos is a national knowledge centre in the Netherlands that concentrates on developing, studying and conveying knowledge - always practically applicable - in the field of health and health care for refugees. To top

Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
Promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma. We do this by working with individuals, organisations and the community to understand, prevent, and recover from the potential adverse effects of trauma. Phoenix Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with an affiliation with the University of Melbourne To top

Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) - University of York
The Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) specialises in the academic research, teaching and consultancy in issues of peacebuilding, management and planning of reconstruction after war, humanitarian intervention in complex emergencies and post-war recovery. In all three areas of endeavour, the Unit strives towards excellence and adopts innovative and original approaches. To top

Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA)
PRAWA was established to promote safety and security in the African community by a creating humane criminal justice system. This is achieved through service delivery to the community in general; to particular vulnerable groups, such as prisoners, ex-prisoners, torture survivors, youths-at-risk, women, and the affected families; as well as to other personnel and stakeholders working within the formal and informal security, justice and penal systems. To top

Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma
Department of Health Australia
The Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (PASTT) provides specialised support services to permanently resettled humanitarian entrants and those on temporary substantive visa products living in the community who are experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties associated with surviving torture and trauma before coming to Australia. To top

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)
PsySR uses psychological knowledge and skills to promote peace with social justice at the community, national and international levels. To top

Psychology Beyond Borders
PBB is committed to international leadership in evidence-informed psychosocial preparedness, prevention and response to disasters, armed conflict and terrorism. As part of this broad mission, Psychology Beyond Borders is committed to enhancing understanding, policy and practice in four key areas: Preparedness,Prevention,Repetitive exposure to disaster and Resilience. To top

Psychosoziales Zentrum für Flüchtlinge - Düsseldorf
The Psychosocial Centre for Refugees in Düsseldorf works to provide psychosocial counselling and psychotherapy mainly for traumatized refugees (in German). To top

Psychotrauma Research- and Outpatient Clinic for Refugees
An innovative psychotrauma research- and outpatient clinic has been established by the University of Konstanz, Department of Clinical Psychology in joint collaboration with VIVO (victim`s voice), a non governmental organization (NGO) (www.vivo.org) focusing on the treatment of refugees who have suffered traumatic events. To top

Public Health and Social Justice
An website with links to different articles related to public health and social justice. The thematic page on War and Peace is relevant for our users.
This page contains articles and slide shows on militarism, war, peace, nuclear weapons, terrorism, rape in war, genocide, and violence against women in the military. To top

Queensland Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT)
QPASTT aims to provide services which address the range of physical, psychological and social needs of refugee survivors of torture and trauma. We offer access to experienced professional staff who are qualified in psychology, social work and other human services disciplines with a flexible client-centered approach. Some staff are bilingual and interpreters are also used. To top

RCT - Jylland
(only available in Danish)
The center has since 1986 treated people that have been exposed to traumatic events such as torture, persecution, imprisonment, war, death threats and other forms of organized violence, and thus suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and a number of other complications. To top

REDRESS
REDRESS helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. Reparation (including rehabilitation and compensation) plays an important part in the rebuilding of the lives of those who have suffered torture. Seeking legal redress also helps to combat the practice of torture by exposing torturers and the regimes which support them. To top

Red de Apoyo por la Justicia y la Paz
Red de Apoyo offers rehabilitation services to victims – and the families of victims – of torture and other violations of human rights, such as mock executions, disappearances and forced relocation, illegal house searches, and arbitrary detentions (in Spanish). To top

Rehabilitation Action for Torture Victims in Aceh (RATA)
(from IRCT directory, page 71)
Most torture victims are identified in rural communities by field coordinators. Together with a group of volunteers, they have developed a referral network based on broad contacts in the village as well as with local NGOs. To top

Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture in Ethiopia (RCVTE)
(from IRCT directory, page 50)
The primary objectives of the centre are to rehabilitate, and provide medical assistance to, victims of torture and psychosocial trauma, as well as establishing income-generating activities, through which the victims will become self-sufficient and self-reliant. To top

Rehabilitation Centre for Refugees (RCF)
RCF is a pre-rehabilitation- and treatment centre operating within the statutory framework concerning the employment legislation for refugees with psycho-social problems and difficulties with integration into the Danish system, such as the repercussions of torture, war and escape (in Danish). To top

Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims Ulm (BFU)
The BFU provides diagnosis, therapy, crisis intervention, and psychosocial care to torture victims and, upon request, expert opinions for the asylum procedure and for co-treatment by medical practitioners (in German). To top

Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Torture (RCVTE)
(from IRCT directory, page 50)
RCVTE was established in 1993 to provide medical, psycho-social, and counseling services, as well as vocational and skill training for victims of torture. Psychological, psychiatric, and medical rehabilitative services are provided through a network of doctors and physiotherapists in the city, who take cases referred to them, usually at no charge. The aim of the center is to establish a functioning torture treatment and rehabilitative clinic where all of the staff involved will be trained in and become sensitive to the special needs of torture survivors. To top

Restart Center
The victims seen at the centre are victims of the Lebanese war and of power abuse in Lebanon and the region. Victims are identified and participate with their families in programmes of treatment for survivors of torture and violence. To top

Roshni - no more secrets
Roshni is an organisation working extensively with minority ethnic communities and partners across Scotland. Our head office is based in Glasgow, with satellite offices and partnership representation throughout the major cities and towns in Scotland. Roshni is at the forefront of addressing issues which affect minority ethnic communities in Scotland and is committed to creating services that will ensure improved outcomes for minority ethnic community members. Their primary aim is the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults within the ethnic minority communities. They engage directly with the full spectrum of minority ethnic communities as well as public, private and third sector organisations to address a number of key issues. To top

SPIRASI
SPIRASI is a humanitarian, intercultural, non-governmental organisation that works with asylum seekers, refugees and other disadvantaged migrant groups, with special concern for survivors of torture. In partnership with others, SPIRASI enables access to specialist services to promote the well-being of the human person, and encourages self-reliance and integration into Ireland. To top

SRC Centre for Migration and Health/Out-patient Clinic for Victims of Torture and War
The aim is to run an out-patient clinic for torture and war victims in Switzerland. In the medically supervised and managed out-patient clinic, we offer interdisciplinary consultations and treatment to traumatised refugees and their relatives. To top

Sach - Struggle for Change
SACH -struggle for change is one of the few organizations in Pakistan, which is presently working on the issue of Torture and Human Rights Abuses. SACH has a team of professional and experienced staff, which includes health and social workers and professionals working for the rehabilitation and reintegration of the violence survivors. To top

Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors provides a holistic range of professional services to facilitate the healing process for refugees who have been exposed to torture and trauma. The service also provides early health assessment and intervention services to newly arrived people from refugee like backgrounds. To top

Sexual Violence Research Initiative SVRI
The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and generate empirical data that ensures sexual violence is recognised as a priority public health problem. The SVRI does this by building an experienced and committed network of researchers, policy makers, activists and donors to ensure that the many aspects of sexual violence are addressed from the perspective of different disciplines and cultures. To top

Sezim Crisis Psychological Center for Women and Families
Crisis Psychological Center for Women and Families Sezim was founded in January 1998 in Bishkek. The aim of the organization is the assistance and psychological rehabilitation of abused women, protection (judicial, social, economic) rights of women and families, researching and analyzing problems of violence in the Kyrgyz society, and education of rights.
(also available in Russian language) To top

Shubhodaya Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence (SOSRAC)
This center was established in February 2000. The center was initiated to help the victims of torture and violence. This was the only centre started in Delhi with specific aim of helping and rehablitating victims of torture and violence. The center made a very modest beginning from one small room in NOIDA. Now the center has been shifted to Basti Vikas Kendra at Sriniwaspuri in South Delhi. To top

Society for Psychological Assistance (SPA)
The SPA is a registered (since 1993), non-profit, non-governmental mental health organization. It is based in Zagreb, Croatia. It welcomes mental health professionals as full members and other people as beneficiaries without regard to gender, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation. (In Croatian and English.) To top

South East European Refugee Assistance Network (SEE-RAN)
This link is temporarily unavailble. The mission of SEE-RAN is to support the process of repatriation, re/-integration and reconciliation of refugees and IDPs by joint actions on the regional level and by mutual strengthening of network members, thereby contributing to the development of civil society. To top

Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the question of torture.
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, in resolution 1985/33, decided to appoint an expert, a special rapporteur, to examine questions relevant to torture. The mandate was extemded for 3 years by Human Rights Council resolution 8/8 in June 2008. It covers all countries, irrespective of whether a State has ratified the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. To top

St. Dimitrie Foundation
Was established in 1996 in Romania and has two major activities: a social centre for children and a protected workshop for disabled young people to work. The organisation offers: welfare and care, education and supervision, psychological counseling for children and families, material and financial support for low income families. To top

Stress Research Institute
Stress Research Institute is a national knowledge center focusing on stress and health. The Institute is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The research is basic on an interdisciplinary basis with a combination of different scientific methods. To top

Struggle for Change (SACH)
SACH, Pakistan, established in 1994, is working for the rehabilitation and reintegration of the survivors of organized violence and torture. The organization operates with an interdisciplinary and holistic approach and takes into consideration the total well being of the survivors. The specific services provided by SACH are: medical care, mental health support, social support, legal coverage, occupational therapy, educational services, micro-credit programs, and human rights training. To top

Sudan Organisation Against Torture (SOAT)
SOAT was established in 1993 in the United Kingdom. It was established to support, help and defend individuals who have been tortured, and to work for the exposure, reduction and eradication of torture and other human rights violations. To top

Support for TortureVictims
The primary objective of the "Support for TortureVictims" association and the individual outpatient clinics is to help refugee victims of torture and war overcome their traumatic experiences, thus enabling them to regain control of their life. To top

Survivors International
Survivors International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and support of survivors of torture. To top

Survivors of Torture International (SOTI)
Survivors of Torture, International (SOTI) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1997 to care for survivors of politically-motivated torture and their families. It is based in San Diego, USA. SOTIs clients come from all over the world. To top

Survivors of Torture and Trauma - Assistance and Rehabilitation Service (STTARS)
STTARS is a non-government, non-profit organisation incorporated in South Australia in 1991 which assists people who have experienced torture, war or trauma related to refugee experience. To top

TPO Cambodia
TPO Cambodia vision is to contribute to the development of Psychosocial and Mental Health Care in Cambodia within a local cultural context. To top

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines
The Task Force Detainees of the Philippines is a non-profit, national human rights organization concerned with documenting human rights violations, assisting the victims and their families in their material and legal needs, and conducting human rights education work. To top

The Auckland Refugees as Survivors centre (R.A.S. Centre)
The R.A.S. Centre provides a counselling service for the treatment and rehabilititation of survivors of torture and trauma. To top

The Cambodian Women`s Crisis Center
The Cambodian Women`s Crisis Center (CWCC) is a local, non-governmental, non-profitable, and non-political organization. It was founded in Phnom Penh in March 1997 by a group of women who believed that violence against women and children was severe and that the assistance services were lacking. To top

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
CVT exists to heal the wounds of government-sponsored torture on individuals, their families, and communities and to stop its practice. We work locally, nationally and internationally. To top

The Centre for Humanitarian Psychology
The Centre for Humanitarian Psychology (CHP) is an international organisation whose aim is to provide psychological support to humanitarian workers in the field. We work through a network of professionals who are both psychologists and familiar with humanitarian work, trainers, partners and volunteers, in Europe and in the field.
(also in French and Spanish) To top

The Centre for Victims of Political Persecution at the Department of Social Pathology at the Chair of Psychiatry, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University
Our primary objective is to provide victims of political persecution with psychological care and medical support. Additionally, we conduct research based on collected factography, diagnostic materials and treatment results; draw public attention to victims of political persecution; and enhance the knowledge of doctors, psychologists, lawyers, etc. To top

The Community Stress Prevention Center
The Community Stress Prevention Centre (CSPC)in Israel was founded in Kiryat Shmona in 1981 with the aim of giving support to the population of the northern border (children, adults, education system, municipality, welfare, health and psychological services). To top

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
ECRE is a pan-European alliance of 82 NGOs protecting and advancing the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons. Our mission is to promote the establishment of fair and humane European asylum policies and practices in accordance with international human rights law. To top

The Finnish Association for Mental Health
The mission of the Finnish Association for Mental Health FAMH is to promote mental health and to have good mental health considered essential on all levels of society and in all spheres of life. To top

The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT)
The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma is a coalition of agencies that respond to the needs of survivors of torture and trauma who have come to Australia from overseas. There is an agency in each state and territory of Australia. To top

The Georgian Center for Psychosocial and Medical Rehabilitation of Torture Victims
GCRT contributes to the prevention of practice of torture and successful rehabilitation of torture survivors in Georgia, supports international and national initiatives, organizations and agencies directed against inhuman and cruel actions, supports formation of healthy nation and civic society in Georgia. GCRT also contributes to the rise of public awareness on the issues of torture and its consequences, detects and monitors the cases of torture, contributes to reduction of the cases of torture, empowers the protection of the rights of the torture survivors, supports the development of the sphere of psycho traumatology in Georgia. To top

The International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI)
CIESPI is a non-profit research center dedicated to applied research, policy analysis and training about the needs of children, particularly disadvantaged children, and their families. CIESPI, registered as an independent non-profit organization, is located at, and works in collaboration, with the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Rio de Janeiro. To top

The International Federation of ACAT (FIACAT)
FIACAT brings together ACAT national associations from four continents, and has been serving them since 1987. FIACAT helps the ACAT network to thrive by encouraging exchanges between the various groups. It initiates joint actions and campaigns and organises regional and international training seminars. FIACAT represents ACATs in international and regional bodies or in Coalitions. To top

The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO)
The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) was established as a network of organisations with similar human rights agenda’s, upon an initiative of the Johannes Wier Foundation (the Netherlands) and Physicians for Human Rights (USA) in 1989. The organisation has ‘affiliated’ and ‘observer’ organisations; in 1996 the organisation was transformed into a federation. To top

The Medical Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims, Memoria
"Memoria" RCTV is a Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims established in 1999 aiming at providing medical and rehabilitation services to victims of political repression in the Republic of Moldova. To top

The Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Centre for Human Rights, A.C. (Centre PRODH)
The Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Centre for Human Rights, A.C. (Centre PRODH) is a non- governmental organization that, through the defense and promotion of human rights, works towards attaining the structural conditions in society such that the people of Mexico can enjoy and exercise without discrimination their fundamental human rights. To top

The Organisation for Aid to Refugees (OPU)
The Organisation for Aid to Refugees (OPU) was established in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1991. It is a non-profit, humanitarian organisation registered by the Ministry of the Interior as a civil association since 28 November 1991. Over the past ten years OPU has gradually gained sound expertise in matters related to the needs of asylum-seekers in the Czech Republic and their families. To top

The Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV)
APAV is a non-profit making and a charitable organisation. Its objective and primary statutory activity is to provide confidential and free services to victims of crime, namely information, counselling and emotional, legal, psychological and social support, at a national level. To top

The Psycho-Medical Center for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (CPMRVT/SOPROP)
(from IRCT directory, page 40)
CPMRVT/SOPROP is an association which is dedicated to the effective struggle against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Our activities take place in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in a small part of the South Kivu province, as the only NGO working in this field. To top

The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel
PCATI was founded in 1990 by a prominent group of academics, human rights attorneys, human rights activists and professionals. PCATI works for the abolition of torture in interrogation and the restoration of full respect for human rights in Israel`s law and practices and aims at strengthening democracy and the rule of law by protecting human and civil rights. PCATI also aims at informing the public and raising public opposition to torture, altering the policies and practices on the issue of torture and ill treatment, and providing legal aid to victims of torture and ill treatment. To top

The Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support
The centre was established to promote, guide and enhance psychosocial support initiatives carried out by Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies globally. The International Federation Psychological Support Policy Paper, adopted May 2003, established the basis of Red Cross and Red Crescent intervention both in emergency response operations and in the implementation of long-term development programmes. Within this policy, the mandate of the PS Centre is to mainstream psychosocial support in all National Societies. To top

The Refugee Therapy Centre
The Refugee Therapy Centre provides help and support to refugees and asylum seekers. Mother tongue counselling and psychotherapy are available in a number of languages and our staff have intercultural support and supervision. To top

The Research and Support Center for Victims of Maltreatment and Social Exclusion (CVME)
The Research and Support Center for Victims of Maltreatment and Social Exclusion (CVME), is a civil, non profit association. CVME is an independent, humanitarian, non governmental association. Its targets are the defense of human rights and the support of victims of maltreatment and social exclusion. To top

The Rivers Centre
A Specialist Traumatic Stress Clinic based in Edinburgh, Scotland. To top

The SPIRASI Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture (CCST)
The Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture (CCST), established in 2001, is dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of survivors of torture.
The Centre provides a comprehensive range of specialist services, (Client Services) such as medical assessments, counseling and complimentary therapies. Medico-legal reports can be prepared for clients as part of the asylum determination process. To top

The Sidran Institute
The Sidran Institute (USA), a leader in traumatic stress education and advocacy, is a nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. To top

The Tibetan Refugee Health Care Project
The Tibetan Refugee Health Care Project is a non-political organization funded entirely by private donations. It was created in response to the dire and growing need for public health care for the Tibetan community-in-exile, living both in resettlement camps in India, and throughout the world, and to be a support for The Tibetan Government-in-exile, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Department of Health. All projects are reported to them. To top

The Trauma Centre For Survivors of Violence and Torture
The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture is a non-governmental organisation that provides professional mental health services to victims of violence and torture, primarily within the Western Cape Metropole region, South Africa. To top

The Trauma Centre UK
David Bennett and the Trauma Centre UK provide a specialised service that gives a fast response to survivors of trauma. To top

The Traumatic Stress Institute/Center for Adult & Adolescent Psychotherapy
At TSI/CAAP we work to increase understanding of the psychological impact of trauma and to help victims of violence restore meaning and wholeness to their lives. In meeting these goals, we are committed to clinical service, professional training, community education, and research. To top

The Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture Inc.
The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST) was established in 1987 to meet the needs of people in Victoria who were tortured or traumatised in their countries of origin, in other countries, or while fleeing those countries. The Foundation is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned. To top

The Vietnam Veterans Counselling Service (VVCS)
The VVCS is a free and confidential service provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Despite the name, veterans of any conflict are welcome to attend and you do not need to have a war-related disability or entitlement from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Those who may use the services of the VVCS include Australian veterans of all conflicts and peacekeeping operations, as well as their families. To top

Tibetan Torture Survivors’ Program (TTSP)
(from IRCT directory, page 66)
The Department of Health has overall responsibility of looking after Tibetan victims of torture who have endured severe forms of traumatization and organized violence following political upheavals in Tibet as a result of the conflict between the Tibetan people and the occupying Chinese. To top

Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC)
Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) is the only organization founded by and for survivors of torture. It was established in 1998, on the guiding principles that torture is a crime against humanity and that survivors are the strongest and most effective voice in the campaign to end the practice of torture. To top

Torture Prevention Center India
Torture prevention center is a permanent system in Kerala State of India to extend free, specialized, medical and psychological treatment and rehabilitation system with in the legal frame work for torture victims and their family members To top

Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO)
The Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is an independent non-profit organization. The TPO-programme is meant for refugees and other groups of people who have been traumatised by war, human rights violations, or other forms of organized violence. TPO works either in refugee camps or in communities that have been affected by organized violence. The international multi-site programme of the TPO is active in Algeria, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Ethiopia, Gaza, India (Tibetans), Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uganda. To top

Transitional Justice Observatory
Compilation of different cases of transitional justice processes undertaken by states that have undergone an armed conflict and aim at building peace while demanding accountability from those responsible for human rights violations committed in the past. To top

Treatment Centre for Traumatised Refugees, Migrants and Danes (ETICA)
ETICA Treatment Centre offers treatment to traumatised refugees and asylum seekers and their families and to migrants and danes suffering from after-effects of severe traumas. It also offers couselling, teaching and supervision of individuals, professional groups, institutions and students. To top

Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC)
The Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC), is a Palestinian non-governmental, non-profit organisation, that was established to provide psychosocial services to survivors of politically-motivated torture and violence, to their families and to their communities. TRC, the only Center of its kind in the West Bank, was founded by a Palestinian psychiatrist (currently TRCs Director) in 1997, under the umbrella of the Mandela Institute for Political Prisoners. To top

UN Committee against Torture
The Committee against Torture was established pursuant to article 17 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and began to function on 1 January 1988. To top

UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
The Fund was established by General Assembly resolution 36/151 of 16 December 1981 to receive voluntary contributions from Governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals for distribution to non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance to victims of torture and members of their family. To top

VI.TO- Hospitality and Care for Victims of Torture, Italian Council for Refugees (CIR)
The primary objectives of VI.TO are:
*The early identification of torture survivors.
*Awareness-raising and training of staff at the national health service and other organisations on torture issues.
*Medical, psychological, legal and social assistance during the asylum-seeking process and once refugee status has been granted. Focus is on avoiding re-traumatisation and providing adequate care. To top

VIVO Foundation
VIVO works to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences within the individual as well as the community, safeguarding the rights and dignity of people affected by violence and conflict. vivo further aims to strengthen local resources for the development of peaceful, human rights-based, societal ways of living. To top

Victim's Voice - VIVO
VIVO works to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences within the individual, the family as well as the community, safeguarding the rights and dignity of people affected by violence and conflict. vivo further aims to strengthen local resources for the development of peaceful, human rights-based, societal ways of living. To top

Victimes de Violences Rehabilitées, le Centre de Soins du CAPREC
(from IRCT directory, page 107)
The centre VIVRE is a project within an organisation called CAPREC. The purpose of the centre is to offer medical, social and legal assistance to victims of torture and violence, among them refugees, displaced people and local people. To top

Vive Žene
The primary goal of Vive Zene is to improve mental health of torture victims. Those are the persons tortured during and after the war in Bosnia Herzegovina. By doing this, we contribute to the torture prevention through multidisciplinary approach and intervention psychotherapy, psychosocial, social, medical and legal counseling. Our goal is to minimize the effects of trauma-related disorders in the lives of tortured, raped or abused victims, and helping their emotional healing. To top

WHO - Health and Human Rights
WHO is actively strengthening its role in providing technical, intellectual and political leadership in the field of health and human rights. The main objectives are to:
* Strengthen WHO`s capacity to integrate a human rights-based approach in its work
*Support governments to integrate a human rights-based approach in health development
*Advance the right to health in international law and international development processes To top

War Child
War Child is a network of independent organisations working across the world to help children affected by war. War Child UK was founded in February 1993 by Bill Leeson and David Wilson, two film makers, after they had returned from the former Yugoslavia having made a film for the BBC Arena programme about the role of artists in war. To top

War Child International
War Child International is a network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war. War Child was founded upon a fundamental goal: to advance the cause of peace through investing hope in the lives of children caught up in the horrors of war. To top

War Trauma Foundation
Works toward its vision by supporting capacity building within psychosocial care initiatives of local organisations through training and supervision, access to information and resources, and strengthening and linking of the local organisations. The WTF works together with local and international staff and professionals of humanitarian aid organisations, service and educational institutions, and other community members, such as teachers and parents. The aim is to promote wellbeing, peace and stability through building and networking the psychosocial care capacity at local, country, regional and international levels. In this way, psychosocial expertise is embedded in the local community, and integrated into lasting, local structures, ensuring sustainability, cultural relevance and effectiveness. To top

Watchlist
Watchlist country reports combine information from a variety of sources to create a holistic picture of the impact of armed conflict on children`s lives in specific conflict situations. The reports inform and influence the UN Security Council, UN and other international agencies, national governments, and the public. To top

Women Against Violence Europe (WAWE)
The original idea of founding the network can be traced back to a number of international events. The widening of transnational co-operation began with the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna in 1993. This conference established that acts of violence committed against women constituted severe human rights violations. These violations related, for instance, to the right to inviolability and the right to freedom from fear and coercion. To top

Women’s Refugee Commission
Working to improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since our founding in 1989, we have been a leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them. To top

World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR)
Since its start, the WAPR has endeavoured to develop a variety of initiatives that can lead to a better return of persons with mental illnesses back into the community. To top

World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)
The WFMH was founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The Federation, with members and contacts in 112 countries on six continents, has responded to the international mental health crisis through its role as the only worldwide grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the mental health field. To top

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
OMCT is today the largest international coalition of NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in order to preserve Human Rights. It has at its disposal a network, SOS Torture, consisting of some 240 non-governmental organisations which act as sources of information. Its urgent interventions reach daily more than 90,000 governmental and intergovernmental institutions, non-governmental associations, pressure and interest groups. To top

XENION, Psychotherapeutic Counselling Centre for Politically Persecuted Refugees
XENION has set itself the objective of promoting the welfare of politically persecuted refugees and their families who have been traumatized by state violence and torture as a result of acts of war and civil war, as a result of expulsion and exile by racist violence in Germany. To top

ZEBRA
"ZEBRA" is a private and independent organization which offers council and care for foreigners in Austria since 1986. "ZEBRA" is an NGO working with migrants and refugees. (Also in German, Bosanski-Hrvatski-Srpski, Romanian, Turkish and French) To top

Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (also known as the "Human Rights Forum") has been in existence since January 1998. Non-governmental organisations working in the field of human rights came together to provide legal and psycho-social assistance to the victims of the Food Riots of January 1998. The Human Rights Forum has now expanded its objectives to assist victims of organised violence. To top

 

    

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