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Posts with tag: international day in support of victims of torture

June 24, 2013

Ending violence against women and girls in State custody or State care - Orange Day June 2013

The 25th of every month is an Orange Day to end violence against women and girls.

The UNiTE Campaign is highlighting recommendations from the agreed conclusions of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in the framework of ‘safe spaces for women and girls’. This Orange Day and in recognition of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the UNiTE campaign highlights State custody and State care as safe spaces for women and girls – spaces where they must be safe from torture or any other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

Three action ideas from ...

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June 26, 2012

June 26 Tweet-in to #StopTorture

Join @No_More_Torture, @PresbyUN, and others today  - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - by tweeting your members of Congress & the White House against torture, Guantanamo and Indefinite Detention under the NDAA. Also, feel free to tweet on any subject related to the injustice of torture and in support of victims of torture.

Make sure to use one or more of these hash-tags:

#June26
#NoTorture
#StopTorture
#torture
#Guantanamo
#NDAA

SAMPLE TWEETS

Torture is a MORAL issue because {say why} #June26

Torture destroys the human dignity and respect entitled to every individual. #StopTorture #June26

Torture violates the inherent, God-given dignity and ...

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June 25, 2011

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June is Torture Awareness Month.

June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has spoken many times against torture.

From the National Religious Campaign against Torture comes a variety of worship resources including this prayer:

God of all ages and times, we give you thanks for your presence among us.

We thank you for creating us in Your image, binding us together as one human family. Open our eyes so that we may see your face in all those around us. Strengthen us so that we ...

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May 28, 2010

Amnesty International and Torture Awareness Month

Amnesty International USA offers an activist action pack to hold an event calling for an end to torture. Fill in a form about the film screening, vigil, or other awareness-raising event you're organizing in June to mark Torture Awareness Month...

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May 28, 2009

New resource for Torture Awareness Month

June 26 is United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. A few years ago, religious and human rights organizations in the United States declared June to be Torture Awareness Month as a way to provide both a...

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