1. Follow us
Here or on social media for alerts about petitions, letter writing campaigns, conferences, and protests.
2. Send one of our educational pamphlets to:
- Federal and provincial or state party leaders
- Federal /Provincial Ministers of Justice
- Opposition party critics
- Your Member of Parliament or Congressional Representative
- The media and discuss stories that minimize torture as abuse or assault
3. Become an aware and caring supporter
- Torture is violence beyond abuse/assault.
- Remember children and adults of all ages, nationalities, and from all walks of life can be victims of torture; they can be co-workers, hospital clients, runaways, or neighborhood parents.
- Be respectful to persons who have survived torture and horror.
- Do not blame the victimized person—it is not their fault.
- Do not turn away when they try to tell you what they have suffered.
- Tell them you are sorry they suffered.
- Include information about torture in relationship, sexuality, and prenatal classes, and in school, university and professional development programs.
- Organize presentations/discussion groups inviting knowledgeable people to speak.
- Make NST visible. Name it
ACT NOW! For 16 Days of Activism you can write to Canadian MPs and or Maryam Monsef, Minister of the Status of Women, asking that she name non-State torture (NST) in the federal Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence.