Finding Our Way: Developing a Community Work Model for Addressing Torture

Finding Our Way: Developing a Community Work Model for Addressing Torture

We outline the parameters for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation's (CSVR's) approach to community intervention for torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment (CIDT) as it emerged towards the end of 2011. This model is now being implemented and carried out in three places around the Gauteng area in South Africa. In this report, we present how we arrived at the model through systematically combining practical experiences and theoretical inputs.


Megan Bantjies
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Megan Bantjies is the coordinator of the South African No Torture Consortium, a group of organisations which aims to expose torture in Africa

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Prof. Malose Langa is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the School of Community and Human Development, Department of Psychology, at the University of Witwatersrand and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Recompilation.

Steffen Jensen
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Steffen Jensen is a senior researcher at the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture (DIGNITY), a Danish institute that treats refugees who have survived torture and undertakes research in torture and torture sequelae.

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