African Centre for Treatment & Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
ACTV is a non-government organization that was established in 1993 under the guidance of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT). ACTV is dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights with emphasis on advocacy against torture as well as treatment and rehabilitation of survivors of torture by state and non-state actors. ACTV is accredited by the Ministry of Health to operate a medical referral centre that provides physical and psycho-social care in support of the rehabilitation process of torture survivors in Uganda and the neighbouring countries.
Project Title: The Torture Prevention and Accountability project
Brief Description: The project aims at empowering local communities to advocate against torture and provide holistic rehabilitation for torture survivors in Uganda. It seeks to contribute towards increased access to justice for survivors of torture, strengthened capacity of criminal justice institutions and key actors to address torture, and enhanced the capacity of the coalition against torture.
Geographical coverage: Kampala, Mubende, Kabarole, Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts.