Prevention and reporting of intra-prison violence
Workshop at the Qalauma Social Reintegration Centre ("Centro de Reinserción Social Qalauma")
Delivery of Magazine: The stone that blocks water ("Qalauma: La piedra que tranca el agua")
Workshop with the members of the National Police Academy ("Academia Nacional de Policia")
Torture is one of the most serious violations of a person's fundamental rights. It destroys dignity, body and mind and has prolonged effects on the family and the community. Life without torture is a universal and fundamental human right for all, guaranteed by the international laws and defined by the Convention against Torture of the United Nations.
Given the magnitude of the psychological effects it causes on the victim, the damage inflicted by torture is irreparable. The importance of prevention is therefore paramount. With regard to human rights, Article 2, Paragraph 1, of the Convention against Torture, obliges States to take "effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture". Such measures should not be limited to the unequivocal prohibition of any act of torture, but should also include aspects such as the training of police and security personnel, the preparation of precise guidelines on the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty and the establishment of mechanisms of control and supervision at the national level or the introduction of effective systems to study complaints regarding mistreatments.
Workshop with the inmates of the Miraflores Women's Penitentiary Center ("Centro Penitenciario Femenino Miraflores")
Workshop with the inmates of the Obrajes Women's Orientation Center ("Centro de Orientación Femenina de Obrajes")