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Why become a member?

When you join the OMCT SOS-Torture network, you become a part of a global community that provides you with numerous benefits.

Join our network if you want to:

gain an advantage by participating in international forums:

  • have easier access to United Nations mechanisms, in particular the Committee against Torture and the Human Rights Council, and extend the reach of your advocacy actions through our liaison office to the European Union, located in Brussels;
  • benefit from support for advocacy actions, including through the organisation of bilateral meetings, side events, joint regional and global campaigns, etc.;
  • use the premises available to the OMCT in Geneva and Brussels;

be in contact with anti-torture activists around the world:

  • share your experiences and seek specialist advice and technical assistance;
  • forge alliances and coalitions;
  • increase the impact of your action and make yourself better known by participating in local, regional and global campaigns;

acquire skills and expertise:

  • acquire valuable know-how and improve your organisational capacities and skills by participating in OMCT training and webinars;
  • participate in topical thematic working groups and intervene in debates at global and regional level;

benefit from solidarity and protection:

  • have easier access to the protection mechanisms of threatened human rights defenders through our defenders programme and ProtectDefenders.eu;
  • request support to help victims of torture through our Emergency Victims Assistance Fund, which offers legal, psychological and social assistance, as well as through our network of lawyers and health professionals.