We created World Without Torture to serve as the public community and global movement to fight torture. Our blog will serve as a common meeting place: to provide constant updates on cases and instances of torture around the world, to explain the work of global torture fighters, to tell the stories of torture survivors.
World Without Torture is a place for the voices of those who break the silence that surrounds this crime, whether in fighting for justice, sharing their story, providing medical testimony and documentation, or publicly joining in support of the victims.
Visit our Resources page for more information on how you can help.
About the IRCT
We will also provide a more transparent look into our work at the secretariat of the IRCT – the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, based in Copenhagen, Denmark and with offices in Brussels and Geneva.
The IRCT is a health-based, human rights umbrella organisation that supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and the prevention of torture worldwide.
We do so through supporting the work of our member centres – more than 140 independent organisations in over 70 countries. Our work is governed by these member organisations. Today, we are the largest membership-based civil society organisation to work in the field of torture rehabilitation and prevention.
Our blog is written by the staff of the IRCT and is a window into how we go about providing access to justice, meaningful and holistic rehabilitation, and preventing torture. Many of the posts are peoples’ personal views of being part of the IRCT, so do not necessarily reflect the organisation’s views. You’ll find a more general view of what we do on the IRCT website.