Children, torture and psychological consequences

Aida Alayarian, IRCT

Deliberate infliction of pain and suffering or intimidation or coercion on children to obtain a confession or information, for punishment of real or perceived offences on the basis of discrimination about race, ethnic or political affiliation, is practiced in many places around the world. Impact of torture on children may vary depending on the child's coping strategies, cultural and social circumstances.

Key wordschildren / post-traumatic stress disorder / refugees / torture / trauma / violence

CountriesAfrica / Asia / Europe / Latin America / USA