This year’s 26 June campaign was the biggest yet. Armed with impactful artwork, campaign guides, factsheets, posters and more, over 70 organisations around the world joined the IRCT and World Without Torture in organising events to mark the day.
Peaceful demonstrations, press conferences, concerts, radio shows, panel discussions and many other events took place, reaching thousands of people with a message of support to survivors and a clear call to end impunity.
But it did not stop there – the 26 June campaign was also huge on social media with over 100,000 seeing the #26June and #NoMoreImpunity hashtags through the day.
These efforts will be collated and presented in the upcoming 26 June Global Report, distributed to thousands of human rights individuals and organisations.
But for now, see the gallery below for some of the highlights on the day.
ARCT in Albania hold a protest against the use of torture
Participants and staff at BCHRD in Bangladesh take part in the human chain and rally in Mophammodpur, uniting agaisnt torture and impunity.
CCTV staff in Canada hold a lecture series on the use of torture and what can be done to stop it.
Empathy in Georgia sent this picture as they prepared for a roundtable event.
TTSP in India used the day for a roundtable discussion on the use of torture.
The town of Bireunen, Indonesia, filled wth protestors and campaigners as RATA spread the message of no more impunity.
Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights in Iraq
Another picture from the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights shows where they placed their campagn materials
Mohamed Safa from IRCT member Khiam in Lebanon shows his support for the day
AMRVT in Morocco used the day to gather human rights defenders and spokespersons from around the region to unite against torture
PPR in Nepal marked the day with a street protest
EU Deputy Representative to Palestine, David Geer, attended a public lecture hosted by TRC in which the centre called for an end to impunity.
SOHRAM-CASRA in Turkey organised their annual anti-torture picnic
HRO in Sri Lanka held a seminar on torture and impunity which was incredibly well-attended
The London Guantanamo Campaign united in Trafalgar Square to call into question the lack of prosecution of torturers
And is the USA, Survivors of Torture International held a day of activities.
Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) held a one-day outdoor event on the streets of Monrovia to raise awareness on the theme of torture.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) were extremely helpful on social media on 26 June, helping spread the word that torture will not be accepted.
Do you have more pictures of your activities on 26 June? Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org