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On Thursday 9 March, the Freedom from Torture Glasgow centre opened their doors to local MP Alison Thewliss.
In 2016 Freedom from Torture clients came from 76 countries, mainly in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Recently, four members of SSO travelled to Brussels to meet with service users at Ulysse-SSM, a mental health charity working with refugees, and then moved onto Paris for a conference, ‘Beyond our borders: accompanying and treating differently’, organised by Centre Primo Levi, a mental health service supporting torture survivors.
Monday afternoon marked the successful launch of Freedom from Torture's new Proving Torture campaign in Parliament.
On Saturday September 17, 200 Freedom from Torture supporters, clients and former clients will be joining thousands of others in marching to demonstrate support for refugees. Our supporters are already sharing their reasons for taking part:
Survivors Speak Out Plaque
During Refugee Week, we are proud to announce that the Survivors Speak OUT network of activists who are former Freedom from Torture clients, have been honoured by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and the “I am a Refugee Campaign” celebrating the c
Members of the Survivors Speak OUT (SSO) activist network have shared their views about the asylum system with Keir Starmer MP, Labour’s shadow Immigration Minister.
Freedom from Torture, Asylum Aid and Survivors Speak OUT, who all  work with refugees in the UK, are highlighting concerns that the Home Office is jeopardising the UK’s implementation of its high profile global initiative on preventing sexual violence.
The home office
Freedom from Torture and Survivors Speak Out respond to the publication of the government-commissioned Shaw Revie

A Tamil woman on a bus in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. (Photo: Will Baxter) The Sri Lankan military, police and intelligence services have continued to practise torture – including rape and other forms of sexual torture and extensive burning – in the years of 'peace' since the end of the armed conflict - See: Tainted Peace: Torture in Sri Lanka since May 2009

Join Freedom from Torture in supporting 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence - a global initiative aimed at coordinating action to end violence against women and girls.


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