DIGNITY’s advocacy affects the social and political change necessary to end torture, ill-treatment and other forms of violence, including gender-based violence, and aims to restore the dignity and health of traumatised survivors. 

DIGNITY and our partners work to:

Promote changes to legislation, policy and practice at national and local levels.

Influence international norm-building and the international legal framework protecting against torture and other forms of ill-treatment.

We cooperate with local, national and international civil society organizations as well as public authorities around the world to promote respect for human rights and the prohibition of torture.

DIGNITY’s current advocate priorities include:

  • People within the criminal justice system enjoy increased humane treatment and conditions of detention as well as protection from arbitrary detention.
  • More people in urban poverty enjoy community safety and security and are protected from state and non-state violence.
  • People on the move enjoy increased protection from torture and refoulement and have access to health and rehabilitation.
  • Victims of torture and other ill-treatment increasingly enjoy the right to redress and rehabilitation.