Rehabilitation of torture survivors: IRCT hosts panel discussion at UN

We are really excited to announce this info:

The rehabilitation of torture survivors and the necessity of rehabilitation in the fight against torture will be the subject of a panel discussion event at the United Nations headquarters in New York, hosted by the IRCT and Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations .

The panel, featuring the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, experts in the field of rehabilitation, and a survivor of torture, will discuss how rehabilitation of torture survivors through holistic treatment is necessary for the prevention of torture.

“The positive impact of rehabilitation efforts is often far-reaching,” said IRCT Secretary-General Brita Sydhoff, who will also speak on the panel. “It goes beyond the impact on the individual to affect communities and society at large and plays a key role in promoting democracy, co-existence, and respect for human rights.”

Read the full story here.

If you are in New York, and have a pass to the UN, you are more than welcome to join. If you don’t have a pass, you can contact us and we can get you on our guest list if given enough time.

Event details:

“Rehabilitation of torture survivors: How holistic treatment can heal the wounds and facilitate justice and prevention”
New York City, USA, UN Headquarters
Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Conference Room 4 (NLB)

If you aren’t in New York, then follow us on Twitter for our Live Tweet of the event. Leanne, our head of Policy and Fundraising, is there and ready to tweet. And remember, it will be from 1:15-2:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, U.S. – New York time is six hours ahead of us in Copenhagen.

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