Lesson Series 53: From victims to healers: Rehabilitation for victims of human rights abuse

The Issue

One of the most immediate needs of victims of grave human rights abuse is rehabilitation. Not only is this important with regard to assisting individuals in dire situations, but it is also important in enabling the individuals to regain their dignity and sense of worth, which will have been greatly affected in most cases. By supporting them and providing the necessary care and counselling, they can be rehabilitated into society. Moreover, after overcoming their tragic experiences, rehabilitation can also help them to organize themselves and become spokespersons for certain causes, to ensure the abuse suffered by them is not suffered by others in future.


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