This is how we work

In Denmark and Internationally.

Prevention of violence and torture

We monitor prisons, jails, closed psychiatric hospital wards, and institutions for foreigners deprived of their liberty. We work to build capacities in relevant authorities like the police and the prison system.

Specialized therapy

At our clinic in Copenhagen, we offer rehabilitation for refugees with physical and mental injuries from flight, war, and torture, and for the refugees’ families.

International programmes

Through our international programmes we work to advise other organisations and state authorities in a variety of countries in order to improve their skills in combating violence and torture.


We conduct research into the causes, consequences, and prevention of torture as well as efficient trauma rehabilitation. We publish our results in DIGNITY’s own publication series.


We advocate for changes to law, policy and practice with a view to preventing and combating torture and ensuring redress and rehabilitation of survivors.