26 June is the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. With our 26 June Global Campaign, we seek to facilitate action by local groups and organisations across the world who work every day to support victims of torture and ill-treatment.

IRCT member centres and others who join our global efforts, call for an end to the horrific practice of torture and for full rehabilitation for all victims. Some organisations campaign for their national governments to ratify the UN Convention against Torture or adopt legislation prohibiting torture and guaranteeing the right to rehabilitation. Others highlight the specific ways in which torture takes place in their country and the urgent need for implementation of existing legislation to deliver justice and rehabilitation services to victims.

In recent years, more than a hundred organisations from every region of the world have organised a string of events and activities including conference, workshops, theatre and dance performances, football matches and marches in the street. Many of them use our free campaign kit and take part in the 26 June photo contest, where the best photos from the day are highlighted in the annual 26 June Global Report.

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26 June

Global Campaign on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

“The act of torture supports and encourages a system of impunity. It can take years before the perpetrator is brought to justice, but rehabilitation gives victims the necessary strength to wait for this justice.”

- Olga Sadovskaya, Deputy chair of the Committee Against Torture

This Campaign Kit includes a range of materials designed to help anyone interested in organising a successful campaign on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. You'll find a logopack, posters, the global reading and factsheets in various languages. You can also find practical advice on how to use these campaign materials in the Campaign Guide; which also contains a range of social media tools guides.

Support Life After Torture Logopack

Support Life After Torture is our official slogan and message for 26 June. It is a slogan that will be associated with the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, acting as a call to action for organisations and individuals alike. It focuses on the life after torture and the vital support victims of torture need to re-build their lives. The logo, logomark and slogan are available in various formats for use in publications and campaign material. Available in red, black and white. 

See available logo, logomark and slogan

Posters

You can download the posters and print them locally. We suggest you put them on signs or hang them up in your local area to raise awareness. Another alternative is to create your own poster. See Campaign Guide below for more info. Available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian.

See available posters

Social Media

Find a range of social media banners and profile images for Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp and Instagram below.

See it all here

Global Reading

Download this year's IRCT statement which will be read by organisations around the globe on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Available in English, Spanish, Arabic and French.

See the global reading here

Campaign Guide

This guide will help you create your very own 26 June campaign to raise awareness and support torture victims around the world. Here you will find practical advice on how to use all the campaign materials we make available; which also contains a range of social media tools guides. We hope this guide will give inspire you, give you lots of ideas and help you create the tools you need to run a successful campaign.

See the campaign guide here

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets can help increase the understanding and visibility of the issue of torture. They can be used as handouts and/or in response to inquiries. Available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

See all fact sheets here

See where and what the IRCT member centres and other human rights organisations are planning to do to celebrate the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June.

Please send us your plans to 26june[at]irct.org.

Type of Activities

  • Awareness Raising & Educational Activities
  • Artistic & Cultura Activities
  • Advocacy Activities
  • Activities for Children
  • Others Activities

About the Competition

  • Photographers can send 1-10 images by July 15th
  • The images must be min 300dpi, JPG format and under 1mb
  • You must include a title to all of your images under the following format COUNTRY_CENTRE´S NAME_PHOTOGRAPHER'S NAME
  • You must include a brief description about your photograph/s and how it relates to Support Life After Torture (max. 150 words)

Contact Information

Each year various photographs will be chosen to be showcased on our 26 June Global Report. We encourage everyone to take part of this annual photo competition and support the global voice of the movement.

Terms & Conditions

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Contact

26june@irct.org

Winning Photo

Photo Competition

The Global Report on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture provides information about the activities that take place worldwide in connection with 26 June. You can read the most recent editions on ISSUU or download in PDF format.

2015

26 June Global Report 2015

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2014

26 June Global Report 2014

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2013

26 June Global Report 2013

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2012

26 June Global Report 2012

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2011

26 June Global Report 2011

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2010

26 June Global Report 2010

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2009

26 June Global Report 2009

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2008

26 June Global Report 2008

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2007

26 June Global Report 2007

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2006

26 June Global Report 2006

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2005

26 June Global Report 2005

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2004

26 June Global Report 2004

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2003

26 June Global Report 2003

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2002

26 June Global Report 2002

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