URVT’s mission is to assist victims of torture by providing them with multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation services. URVT is a project currently funded by the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture. The project has been initiated in 2006 and it enables us to support and promote the empowerment and rehabilitation of torture victims in Cyprus. Victims are usually refugees, asylum seekers or victims of trafficking. URVT’s aim is to assist victims and their families to rehabilitate and to integrate into the local society.
URVT takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation offering social assistance directly to the persons of concern and their families, as well as psychological and legal support. When required, people are referred to medical doctors. We also work on raising awareness among the local community on torture related issues.
URVT's operates according to the standards of the Istanbul Protocol - United Nations Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - and its services are offered to the beneficiaries by specialised, experienced, and well-trained personnel.
URVT operates under the Humanitarian Affairs Unit of the Future Worlds Center.
- Psychological support
- Legal counselling
- Social Support
- Awareness Raising