This substantial donation will go to IRCTs Rapid Response Program which provides grants to member centres whose services are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Inge Genefke and Bent Sørensen Anti-Torture Support Foundation (ATSF) was founded in 2002 by IRCT founder Inge Genefke and her late husband Bent Sørensen. ATSF board members worked quickly during the Easter break to approve funds to ensure that torture survivors still receive necessary support during the pandemic. Following the strong and proud Danish tradition of supporting torture survivors and the anti-torture movement, ATSF is helping IRCT to reach torture survivors who are isolated, re-living traumatic events, in need of language support to understand national health services during COVID-19, who need phones and internet to connect, who need online sessions with counsellors or torture survivors who are lacking basic needs such as food and shelter.
The IRCT Rapid Response program provides grants to IRCT member centres directly affected by the pandemic. ATSF’s grant will support this program. IRCT thanks ATSF for their continued support and generosity in the fight to eradicate torture and support torture survivors.