Freedom from Torture - Securing change

Securing change

Policy, advocacy and campaigning

Freedom from Torture has one of the largest archives of information about torture practices in the world. We work with our clinical colleagues and survivors of torture to develop policy positions: to help shape UK government policy and practice which impacts our clients, and to hold torturing countries to account by advocating internationally on torture practices around the world.

We also mobilise our supporters to raise awareness and influence policy-makers through campaigns, events and direct action. Find out more about our campaigns >>


Our advocacy positions are informed by detailed research into the patterns of treatment documented by clinicians at Freedom from Torture and by survivor accounts during their torture and subsequent journey to the UK and through the asylum system.

Freedom from Torture is committed to supporting research and learning in the fields of torture rehabilitation, legal protection for torture survivors and accountability for torture. To this end, we welcome research proposals within these areas of interest. Find out more about our research >>

Survivor activism

Freedom from Torture works closely with survivors to support their development as activists and advocates, and to ensure policy is shaped by these experts by experience. We also facilitate survivors’ voices being heard in a variety of other ways including through creative writing projects and performances. Find out more >>

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We have expertise on the rights and experiences, both practical and psychological, of refugees and torture survivors in the UK and across the world. Find out more about our experts >>

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