Since 2014, AJAR and its partners have focused on developing participatory approaches in our work with torture survivors, their communities and advocates. A critical part of AJAR’s long-term goal to combat impunity for torture in Asia is to create processes that empower survivors of torture, particularly in countries in transition where legacies of mass torture remain unaddressed.
AJAR’s manual “Mosaic: A Manual for Rebuilding Lives and Communities After Torture” integrates human rights, legal and psycho-social approaches. It uses materials produced by AJAR programs, including adaptations from AJAR’s first manual in this series, Stone & Flower, to strengthen state accountability for the elimination and prevention of torture and impunity in Asian countries, including Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.
The manual can be downloaded here.