We began our work in Africa in 1999, providing care to men, women and children who fled to refugee camps in Guinea after escaping violent civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We continue to operate healing initiatives in Africa for survivors of torture and war. We also partner with African torture rehabilitation centers and other local organizations to strengthen healing services available to survivors of politically-motivated violence.
Since 1999, we have:
Supported a network of other centers to expand their ability to provide high quality mental health services to survivors and build sound, financially stable organizations.
Developed the New Tactics in Human Rights project so activists in Africa and around the world can learn from each other through both online interactions and publications.