LGCF Kickstarts its Radio Program on Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Support for Torture Victims

Introduction: Torture, an egregious abuse of power and violation of human rights, leaves deep physical, emotional, and psychological scars on its victims. Recognizing the urgent need to address this issue, the Legend Golden Care Foundation (LGCF) with funding from the European Union (EU), through the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), and the United Against Torture, has launched a groundbreaking radio program. The primary aim of this program is to shed light on the horrors of torture, challenge the stigmatization faced by survivors, and provide crucial information about their rights and avenues for legal recourse. In addition, the program emphasizes the importance of rehabilitation and psychosocial support for torture victims. Episode Highlights: On the first and second episodes of this thought-provoking radio program held last month, LGCF had the privilege of hosting distinguished guests who brought their expertise and insights to the discussion. Mr. Kabiru Aliyu, Deputy Director of the Monitoring Department at the National Human Rights Commission, shared his invaluable knowledge of the rights of torture survivors and the role of the commission in addressing torture cases. Angela Uwandu, the remarkable Country Director of Avocats Sans Frontieres France, provided an inspiring perspective on the issue of trauma among female torture survivors and reporting mechanisms.    Program Schedule and Objectives: The radio program, scheduled to air every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, serves as a powerful platform to raise awareness about torture and its devastating consequences. By reaching a wide audience, it aims to break the silence surrounding this heinous act and encourage individuals to take a stand against torture. The program also focuses on combating the stigmatization faced by survivors, promoting understanding and empathy within society.   Education and Reporting Mechanisms: One of the core objectives of the program is to educate the public about the reporting mechanisms available for torture cases. Many survivors hesitate to come forward due to fear, lack of knowledge, or the belief that justice is unattainable. By providing accurate information, LGCF aims to empower victims and their families to seek justice and support. The radio program also highlights the importance of documenting and reporting incidents of torture to ensure accountability and prevent future occurrences.   Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Support: LGCF recognizes that rehabilitation and psychosocial support are vital for torture survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. The radio program strives to create awareness about the availability of therapeutic interventions and support services. By emphasizing the benefits of rehabilitation, including physical and mental healthcare and counselling, LGCF aims to encourage survivors to seek the assistance they need and deserve.   The LGCF radio program on rehabilitation and psychosocial support for torture victims marks a significant step in the ongoing fight against torture and the advocacy for survivors. By raising awareness, challenging stigmatization, and educating the public, this program aims to foster a society that rejects torture and provides support to those affected. Through the collaboration of IRCT, and the United Against Torture and funding from the EU, this radio program serves as a beacon of hope, guiding survivors towards healing, justice, and a brighter future.   Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month as we continue to explore this critical issue and work towards a world free from torture, where the rights and well-being of all individuals are respected and protected.

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