Exactly 35 years ago the general assembly of the United Nations established the first human rights fund, the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT). Nowadays the fund supports more than 170 projects every year in 83 countries and enables the rehabilitation of many children and adults, who were victims of torture.
Two of these projects are realised by vivo international, one in Uganda and one in Germany.
We thank the UNVFVT for the great support and the effort to fight torture as the severest and most prevalent violation of human rights.
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On the occasion of the 35. anniversary of the “UN fund for victims of torture” a brochure was published with stories of victims of torture on their journey to healing and regaining their dignity. vivo contributed to this brochure. Please read more following this link.