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Annual report 2020

Donors and finances

Institutional donors

Foundations and other partners

Bread for the World
National Endowment for Democracy
Oak Foundation
Open Society Foundations
Open Society Justice Initiative
Pictet Charitable Foundation
The Sigrid Rausing Trust
UK Online Giving Foundation

Governments and embassies

The Netherlands
The United States of America

International and intergovernmental organisations

European Commission
Special Fund of the OPCAT (United Nations)
UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

Local grants (cantons, cities and municipalities in Switzerland)

City of Geneva
Municipality of Bernex
Municipality of Plan-les-Ouates
Republic and Canton of Geneva

Individual donors

The work of the OMCT is primarily made possible by contributions from institutional donors, for specific projects. However, the OMCT is fortunate to have also always been supported by individual donors who share our vision of a world without torture. This support is crucial as it increases the capacity of the OMCT and of its Network members to respond to crisis situations around the world.

Individual donations to the OMCT are used mainly:

  • to support victims of torture to recover from their injuries, seek justice, retrieve their dignity and rebuild their lives;
  • to monitor places of detention where children are deprived of their liberty and protect them from inhuman treatment;
  • to respond quickly to crises and urgent requests from anti-torture organisations;
  • to investigate violations and conduct new research on people most vulnerable to torture (women, children, minorities, refugees, etc.);
  • to protect human rights defenders and their organisations around the world, enabling their anti-torture and other human rights work to continue.

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