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Torture affects children both directly as victims and witnesses torture of close family members, and indirectly through disruption of the family, home, and education. The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (see below) has teams offering help to children, adolescents and families.

Save the Children Fund: Children, Torture and Power

A report on the torture of children by states and armed opposition groups.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 13:20]

UNICEF: The torture and rape of children

Article: The State of the world's children (1995)

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 13:40]

Amnesty International

The AI site contains information about the torture of children.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 13:22]

Rehabilitation of Child Victims of Torture

"No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."
(Article 37, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)
In a world of growing urbanization and internal conflicts, children are increasingly at risk of being tortured. Frequently allegations of torture of children are reaching human rights organizations. However, because of the widespread social and cultural acceptance of violence against children in many countries of the world, torture remains an ignored and hidden problem, while impunity allows this appalling practice to continue.

Link [Last update: 2005-04-07; 14:04]

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