This brochure documents stories of victims of torture who have regained their dignity and rebuilt their lives with the help of organisations supported by the United Nations Fund for Victims of Torture.
Many health professionals prepare and provide written health plans, summaries, reports, letters and referrals (hereon in ‘health information’) for asylum seekers. This information sheet aims to: give an overview about who may request these documents, explain who may have access to the
This resource, developed with Professor Louise Newman, focuses on the traumatic events and adversities that face people from refugee backgrounds and people seeking asylum from the point of escaping their country through to resettlement in a new country. The resource discusses how the
A publication providing practical guidelines for physiotherapists working with torture survivors, with special focus on chronic pain, PTSD, and sleep disturbances. Click below to download the publication.
The British Pain Society has produced a series of pain scales in multiple written languages to aid assessment by health care professionals. Languages include English, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
This practice monograph from the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse brings together contributions on the topic of working with refugees who have histories of trauma, including torture, sexual violence and domestic and family violence. The papers cover: practice issu
In 1989 Australia established a Women at Risk visa in recognition of the priority given by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the protection of refugee women in particularly vulnerable situations. Since it was introduced, Australia has helped more than 13,000
The IRCT is a health-based umbrella organisation that supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and the prevention of torture worldwide. IRCT’s members comprise more than 140 independent organisations in over 70 countries.Their work is governed by these member organisations