THANK YOU! Your help and support make a huge difference in the lives of torture survivors. Thanks to your generosity this year’s survivor week was a huge success! For pictures, visit
Fifty survivors completed the 2nd annual Human Rights Training, offering testimony of their immigration, detention, asylum and family reunification experiences, and taking part in three workshops with policy organizations, service providers, and peacebuilding facilitators.
Forty survivors joined forty student interns from The Washington Center to lobby 25 Congressional Offices and to ask the U.S. to end or condition its aid to countries that torture. Seven people, including five survivors from TASSC, offered testimony before a Congressional briefing with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. And TASSC ended its week with a successful 12-hour vigil in front of the White House, commemorating the lives of those who did not survive torture, and re-committing ourselves to the on-going journey to end torture wherever it occurs, and to empower survivors, wherever they live.
All of this, thanks to your generosity! Now the real work begins, as we continue the work that TASSC has done, day in and day out, for the past 14 years.