June 26, 2024

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture


The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is an international observance held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors throughout the world.

Portraits of Resilience features photographs of survivors of torture from around the world who fled their home countries seeking safety, recovery, and political asylum.

The accompanying statements capture the courage and determination that led them to flee their home countries and seek safety, often after a dangerous and uncertain journey.

The ongoing photo series is presented in collaboration with British photographer Jonathan Banks, the survivors, TASSC International, and an expanding collection of charitable organisations.

Survivors are the strongest and most effective voice in the campaign to abolish torture.

The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC International) aims to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and support survivors as they empower themselves, their families, and communities wherever they are.

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