Caring For Torture Survivors

End the Crime of Torture–Support TASSC During Torture Survivors Week 
Speaker: Dr. Jeannette Uwineza
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Place: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, 503 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010

Dr. Jeannette Uwineza is a Rwandan clinical psychologist. Her clinical experiences include working in psychiatric hospital settings with youth who abuse psychoactive substances and in an outpatient clinic for children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS. In addition, Dr. Uwineza provided psychological support during the commemorations of the genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. Her doctoral thesis in psychological science was obtained from Catholic University of Leuven in December 2015, and her study was derived from questions that emerged from these three areas, which cover her career.

She is currently working as a volunteer with the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC International) and is focused on understanding the model of care for torture survivors. Dr. Uwineza firmly believes that family-based care is essential to understanding the holistic needs of survivors and involving them in their own recovery.

The mission of TASSC, the only organization founded by and for torture survivors, is to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and to empower survivors, their families and communities wherever they are.

You are invited to join the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) for its 19th Annual June Survivors Week from June 21st- June 23rd in Washington DC.

On June 23rd, TASSC will hold a Vigil & Rally in Lafayette Park, opposite the White House. TASSC stands in solidarity with all immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of torture around the world. Hear survivor testimonies and live music, followed by a march to protest Trump Administration policies and demand an end to torture.

For more info please see:
Torture Abolition and Survivor Support.
Please join us!
For more info contact Dorothy Day Catholic Worker: 202-882-9649 or
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