Louise Wellington, from Freedom from Torture's Newcastle Local Supporters Group, writes about an event she organised in the city.
Survivors Speak Out
Survivors of torture respond to Asylum InquiryNews - 18 April, 2013
Survivors Speak OUT (SSO), the only torture survivor activist network in the UK, has responded to the current Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Asylum with a submission of evidence, drawing on me
Experts discuss how poverty and destitution affect torture survivorsNews - 18 April, 2013
A survivor of torture will provide first-hand knowledge of the psychological, medical, socio-economic and legal aspects of how poverty and destitution affect people deeply traumatised by their experiences of torture from 6pm on Tuesday 23 April at David Shaw Lecture Theatre, Medi
The Power of SpeechBlog - 22 March, 2013
Max Secrett, Campaigns & Communications Intern at Freedom from Torture, talks about his impressions of his first gig with Survivors Speak OUT at an Amnesty International meet with their
Paid with a glass of milkBlog - 20 February, 2013
The Survivors Speak OUT (SSO) network coordinator Kolbassia speaks to teenagers about fighting for the rights of torture survivors living in the UK.
Can Europe do more to advance human rights?News - 14 December, 2012
In the run-up to the UN Human Rights Day on the 10th December, Freedom from Torture and the Survivors Speak OUT network m
Survivors of torture in Foreign office podcast to mark Human Rights DayNews - 12 December, 2012
Last week saw Philomene Uwamaliya of the Survivors Speak OUT network deliver a powerful, and personal, speech at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as part of a wider p
Survivors Speak Out at the Foreign and Commonwealth OfficeNews - 4 December, 2012
Hot on the heels of their recent success at the Conservative Party Conference – where SSO Coordinator, Kolbassia Haoussou, shared a panel with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, to discuss how to tackle impun
London 2012: 'I'm proud to be British'Blog - 15 August, 2012
Arsenal fan, sports enthusiast and Survivors Speak Out Co-ordinator Kolbassia Haoussou came onboard the London 2012 team as a Games Maker volunteer. He blogs here about being a part of 'the greatest show on earth'.
Survivors Speak OUT’s Kolbassia is Olympics ‘Unsung Hero’Blog - 6 August, 2012
As London prepares to host the world's largest sporting event, Survivors Speak OUT network co-ordinator Kolbassia explains why he has given up his time to be an Olympics volunteer and what it was like to feature in a major poster campaign on the London Underground.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture meets Survivors Speak OutBlog - 19 July, 2012
On 18 July, Freedom from Torture was honoured to host a visit from the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Professor Juan Mendéz
Rehabilitation: Speaking out on filmBlog - 18 June, 2012
To mark UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June, members of Freedom from Torture's activism group Survivors Speak Out shared their experiences of rehabilitation for a special forthcoming film.
Refugee Week 2012Feature - 15 June, 2012
Refugee Week 2012 is a national event that gives us the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of asylum seekers and refugees to British society.
Celebrating Sanctuary London Events - 30 May, 2012
Performer at Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham 2007 - Photograph by Amaya Roman
It becomes real when survivors speakBlog - 11 April, 2012
Amelie is a MA Student in Human Rights at City University. She writes here about a Survivors Speak Out (SSO) member speaking to her class at university. 'Some people are amazing.' This is what I thought while listening to Hassan's story.
Write to Life World Poetry DayEvents - 20 March, 2012
To mark World Poetry Day on 21 March, poems, by writers and former clients Noah and Haymanot, will be screened alongside internationally renowned poets.