Support families fighting torture in Mexico

by Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolome de Las Casas, A.C. (Frayba)
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Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico
Support families fighting torture in Mexico

Summary

In Frayba we want to continue walking alongside torture survivors and their families who are fighting to build justice and truth. Most of them are women who are committed to a more just world for everyone, to punish those who practice it, in the midst of a context where the Mexican government makes it invisible and denies that it is used as a method of investigation by the authorities themselves.

$15,000
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65
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Challenge

Torture is a daily practice in Chiapas, Mexico; it generates physical and mental pain, breaks the social and family fabric and intimidates the population. It is a serious violation of human rights and a crime committed by officials who simulate justice and generate impunity, becoming the main investigative method to fabricate culprits: between 2006 and 2019 we have documented 674 complaints of physical and psychological torture, without there being any conviction for those responsible.

Solution

We accompany family members and survivors who struggle with ways of coping that strengthen their dignity. We document cases, develop litigation of cases and provide legal and psychosocial assistance, comprehensive security tools, advocacy and multimedia products that make the problem visible, contributing to truth and justice. We seek that people are protagonists in the exercise and defense of their human rights, and promote non-repetition and comprehensive reparation of the damage.

Long-Term Impact

It will work with 120 survivors of torture and their families in southern Mexico, to strengthen capacities for the documentation and defense of violations of human rights, women's rights, comprehensive security, and strategies for their implementation and monitoring. Through the project, in the Frayba we achieved a method of care and accompaniment to torture survivors, as well as a national and international advocacy positioning the issue of torture.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolome de Las Casas, A.C. (Frayba)

Location: San Cristobal de las Casas - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CdhFrayba
Project Leader:
Carlos Ogaz
San Cristobal de las Casas , Chiapas Mexico
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