- What is NST?
- Who We Are
Non-State torture (NST) is torture committed in the private or domestic sphere. For instance, NST is committed by parents, spouses, other kin, guardians, neighbours, trusted adults, strangers, human traffickers, johns, pimps, or pornographers in various public and private places.
Many people across the globe have endured non-State torture. However, few countries have enacted laws addressing torture committed by private individuals and groups.
Our activism involves working to have non-State torture named as a human rights crime, support in healing for victimized persons, an end to their social exclusion, discrimination and stigmatisation, and eventual prevention of NST.
In the peer reviewed journal Oñati Socio-legal Series, v. 8, n. (2018) No Longer Invisible: Families that Torture, Traffic , and Exploit their Girl Child
In March 2017, we presented at the UN Commission of the Status of Women, 61st Session. A Canadian Experience: Discrimination in law on non-State torture negates human right equality, social justice & inclusion of victimized women & girls.
M-47 is a Motion to examine the health effects of readily available, violent pornography. Here is our submitted brief: Victimizing Effects On Those Forcedly Pornogrofied And Harmed From The Other Side Of The Camera By Family Based Exploiters.
We have co-authored with Jackie Jones a chapter in this book entitled, How Non-State Torture is Gendered and Invisibilized: Canada's Non-Compliance with the Committee Against Torture's Recommendations, which starts on page 33.
Developed by Persons Against Non-State Torture in conjunction with the London Abused Women's Centre.
Fact Sheet 2018