Victims of torture have already been through the severe pain of torture and face a range of devastating long-term consequences. They are often compounded by stigmatization in the community and social isolation. Post-traumatic stress disorder affects both the victims themselves and their families. If left untreated, the consequences of torture can extend throughout a person’s lifetime and even beyond, across generations, having a corrosive effect upon entire societies. Further Monetary compensation alone cannot be regarded as adequate redress for a victim of torture. Setting things right after such a traumatic life experience as torture or ill-treatment requires holistic and long-term rehabilitation efforts to restore the dignity, physical and mental ability, and social independence of the individuals concerned, as well as their full re-inclusion in society.
The rehabilitation process should include not only medical and psychological care, but also social, legal, educational, and other measures, as well as family support. To be effective, rehabilitation must be victim-centered and be provided at the earliest possible point in time after the torture event based on the recommendations by a qualified health professional. Rehabilitation should be tailored to the specific needs of a given victim. For this reason, this strategy seeks to ensure that torture victims have access to holistic interventions that included medical, psychosocial, legal and documentation services. In addition, Referrals will be made for socio-economic support.
This will in turn empower the needy survivors and care givers to have
better livelihoods. The combination of this is expected to improve well-being and dignity of survivors the goal of the SP. It is for this reason that we will focus on ensuring that there is adequate reparation for victims and survivors of torture and related violations. This will be undertaken in a comprehensive and integrated manner focusing on the triple issues of redress, rehabilitation and socio-economic empowerment.
Interventions will seek to ensure that there is justice for those clients who seeking our services and that those in need of medical and psychosocial support also get the same and finally there is referrals to organizations that can provide socio-economic support.