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