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Torture destroys societies

The global voice for ending torture


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The World Organisation Against Torture works with 200 member organisations to end torture and ill-treatment, assist victims, and protect human rights defenders at risk wherever they are. Together, we make up the largest global group actively standing up to torture in over 90 countries. We work to protect the most vulnerable members of our societies, including women, children, indigenous peoples, migrants and other marginalized communities. To achieve this, we advocate with governments to change or implement their laws and policies, we help victims seek justice and strive to hold perpetrators to account. Because torture can never be tolerated, and human dignity is not negotiable.

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What We Do

OMCT strives to put an end to torture, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and other serious violations of our common human rights. We provide personalized medical, legal and social assistance to hundreds of torture victims and work with lawyers around the world to bring perpetrators to justice. We are also one of the main international groups to provide support to human rights defenders who are at risk because of their work.

What we do

Where We Work

Through our 200 member organisations, we are present in over 90 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Our international secretariat is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and we have offices in Brussels, Belgium, and in Tunis, Tunisia.

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There are many ways you can make your voice heard and back those who are the most vulnerable. Torture isn’t rare - it’s happening every day, in every country and this is what you can do to contribute to its demise. Keep reading to learn more about how you can help.

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