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A Day to Honor Torture Survivors

June 26, 2010

June 26: A Day to Honor
Torture Survivors

Today, most of the world will be celebrating June 26 as a day to honor and express our respect for those who have survived some of the worst physical and psychological abuse conceivable — but are teaching all of us the meaning of hope and resilience. Below are a few samples of poster art that organizations around the world have created to generate public awareness about this day and its meaning.

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For more information, see our prior post on the meaning and history of the International Day in Support of Torture Victims, and on some planned activities around the country. Also check out the Refuge Media Project’s award-winning Public Service Announcement for last year’s International Day. For more information on this production and other work of The Refuge Media Project, see our website.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. bonnie permalink
    June 29, 2010 5:05 PM

    The dark blue poster with the white hands displaying a dove within them is beautiful, where is it from?

    • June 30, 2010 10:03 AM

      Thanks for your comment, Bonnie. I came across this image at the site of the Bahrain Youth Society For Human Rights (first link below). It also appears at a blog titled “Ethiopian Semay” (second link). I don’t know if either is the original source, as the picture was not credited. As a matter of interest, I tried googling for “hands releasing dove,” which yielded a number of interesting graphics on this theme — but not this particular image.

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