Strengthening the anti-torture movement & the campaign for a Torture-Free Trade Treaty

12 Jun 2024

Under the United Against Torture Consortium, Omega has provided small grants to seven civil society organisations to help further their work to sustain and develop support for national, regional, and international measures to address the trade in law enforcement equipment used for torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment.

The projects supported, which will be completed during 2024, will develop and implement a range of research, campaign, advocacy, and media activities.

Through this round of grants, we are pleased to be able to support the work of:

  • African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV), based in Uganda
  • African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), based in South Africa
  • Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), based in Argentina
  • Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), based in South Africa
  • Dejusticia, Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society, based in Colombia
  • Temblores Ong, based in Colombia

Over the coming months, we will share more about their projects and the important work done by each of these organisations.

We’re pleased to be able to continue to strengthen our relationships with these organisations thanks to our role in the United Against Torture Consortium. Omega is a member of the #UnitedAgainstTorture consortium, together with the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FIACAT), the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), and REDRESS.

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The Consortium is part-funded by the European Union