Speak Out Against Torture
UN Day Against Torture 2019
Every year, the Coalition Against Torture (CAT) organises several events a week ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. With concerns that commemorations of days of concern to humanity should not be simply a one-off event – but rather as continued effort with series of activities, CAT organises multiple events prior to the main commemoration. The 2019 week-long events were aimed at reawakening conversations on prevention of torture and support to victims. The climax of the events was the main commemoration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture held on June 26, at the ‘Peoples Space’ at Hotel Africana. The public event explored what further needs to be done to upscale positive programming and to strengthen collaboration in the fight against torture.