News: Freedom From Torture
Freedom from Torture is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors. It provides medical consultation, forensic documentation of torture, psychological therapies and practical help for people who have survived the most horrific abuses of human rights. In its 25 years, Freedom from Torture has received referrals for over 50,000 people and has opened treatment centres in five major cities to meet the needs of torture survivors dispersed around the UK. Last year, almost 150 people from nearly 40 different countries were referred to Freedom from Torture’s North West centre in Manchester for help. For more information visit www.freedomfromtorture.org
On Sunday 18 September Catharine Hardy will deliver a short to IWM North visitors as part of the Working for Peace Expo. She says,
“My role is that of a volunteer member of the NW Supporters’ Group for Freedom from Torture. Our remit is to help raise money and people’s awareness of issues of concern regarding survivors of torture, and also asylum seekers and refugees. This may either be to do specifically with problems resulting from torture – or more general issues e.g. problems of exile, issues concerning the UK Border Agency, destitution. W e are also planning to become more involved in campaigning in the future”.
Catharine’s colleague, Regional Fundraiser Alice Nicolay, will be on hand at IWM North on Monday 19 September to explain the work of the organisation.