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)
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.
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.
Joan Simalchik, CCVT
Understanding the modem use of torture entails the dispelling of myths about its nature and purpose. There remains a perception that torture is practiced randomly, that it is punishment carried to an extreme, that it is performed by psychopaths or sadists, that it exists outside of governmental responsibility and is practiced by “less civilized” societies.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.