Activism

What You Can Do

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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

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.