The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - 26 June is held annually throughout the world to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors. The 26 June gives us the opportunity to stand united and remind the world that torture is a cruel violation of human rights.
Fighting Impunity is the theme for the 26 June 2014 global campaign. The campaign theme has been chosen by IRCT member centres around the world who voted on their preferred theme. No doubt this is a significant subject all over the world. Everywhere and every day, crimes of torture are committed against men, women and children and, in most cases, no one is prosecuted or punished for them. These crimes are committed with impunity.
Impunity is the failure of the state to fully investigate violations; to bring to justice and punish perpetrators; to provide victims with effective remedies; and to take all necessary steps to prevent a recurrence of the violation.
So join us online and engage in your local community, to show your support for survivors of torture so we can bring an end to these crimes.
How can I help?
➜ Create your own local campaign:
Visit www.irct.org/26june for access to the full campaign kit in different languages, including posters, a theme brochure and a campaign guide with fresh new ideas for your local events.
➜ Find an event near you:
Visit our Google Map (http://bit.ly/1lxC1CN) to see activities planned by organisations around the world and join the commemorations in your country.
➜ Promote our Facebook event:
Share this event in your status and invite your friends and family.
➜ Join the World Without Torture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WorldWithoutTorture
➜ Tweet!: Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/withouttorture and Tweet in support of the victims of torture using the #26June and #NoMoreImpunity hashtags.
In the 10 days leading up to the 26th of June, we will be updating our Facebook and Twitter (using #26June #NoMoreImpunity) with facts, quotes, and information about torture around the world.
Follow us and join in our global action.