CORE is pleased to announce that IRCT’s prestigious project supported by the European Union, the Data in the Fight Against Impunity (DFI) project has now entered phase two. For this round, CORE joined 25 new IRCT members to take on a leading role in the collection of clinical data of torture survivors to support anti-impunity work.
This is an exciting opportunity for us to be participating in such a groundbreaking international project in the development of the torture rehabilitation movement. The DFI has become a central part of the IRCT strategic plan and development, and in this phase we expect to build on from the ground up a clinical record keeping database that reflects the needs of our operating environment and the distinct needs of torture survivors. Our ultimate aim is to produce information about torture survivors that will contribute to the prevention of torture, end impunity and very importantly, fulfil the rehabilitation needs of survivors.
CORE focal point for the DFI project participated in a regional workshop that was held in Manila, Philippines from 7-10 November 2015. The workshop was jointly hosted by the BALAY Rehabilitation Centre and the Medical Action Group in cooperation with the IRCT secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark. Representatives from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka came together to familiarise with the database developed in phase one, and develop advocacy plans specific to country contexts and needs.
Please visit IRCT’s Fight Against Impunity (DFI) webpage for more detail : http://www.irct.org/our-work/our-projects/dfi.aspx