AJAR is working to empower victims of torture and develop initiatives to prevent torture, driven by survivors and civil society, in four transitional contexts: Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia and Timor Leste.
AJAR believes that to strengthen accountability for mass torture as a critical part of building sustainable peace and to ensure non-recurrence of torture. Using the findings from official and civil society-led truth mechanisms in the four countries
AJAR and its partners are working to develop regional, national, and community-based strategies for accountability, prevention, and rehabilitation. We are working with women and men survivors of torture at grassroots level, and conducting national-level advocacy with leading human rights NGOs.
Key activities include include:
- Creation of links and exchanges among victims’ organizations to strengthen their voice for the fullfillment of their rights to truth, justice and reparations, including access to entitlements, and strategies to fight against impunity for torture.
- Exploration and strengthening of community-based strategies for rehabilitation
- Support for particular strategic litigation initiatives on torture cases
- Strengthen the capacity of local civil society actors to document torture cases and provide holistic services to victims.
- Dialog with policy makers to strengthen accountability and prevention of torture.