Non State Actors Project
Developing the capacity of IRCT member centers to deliver holistic rehabilitation services through South-South and South-North Peer Supervision and Support"
Krc started cooperation with IRCT, the International Rehabilitation Council since 2001 on many aspects. KRC is an accredited IRCT member.
KRC has signed a partnership agreement with IRCT to implement the project which is funded by the European Commission.
The action of the project address:
• The need for non-state rehabilitation centers to better-connect with state institutions.
• The need for IRCT member centers to receive mutual support from each other
• Gaps in technical skills and knowledge.
• Gaps in management capacity.
• Gaps in management skills and processes.
1. IRCT member centres develop new and innovative holistic rehabilitation services that include elements of medical, psychological and community-based socio-economic support
2. The capacity of IRCT members to manage rehabilitation treatment centres, and to represent civil society in policy-level dialogue, is increased
322 staff working at 11 torture rehabilitation centres. The action will spread learning throughout the IRCT network (3,480 staff in 142 centres
|Total duration of the project
36 months ( starting from 2010 )
Objectives of the action
Overall objective –
Victims of torture and their families living in marginalized environments re-assert their rights and become pro-active participating citizens in the social, economic and political development of their communities.
Specific objective –
Victims of torture and their families living in marginalized environments are able to access holistic and appropriate torture rehabilitation services
Schedule of Events
- 26 June 2010 - Workshop on “Women in the Lebanese Prison, Reality and Fate”.
- 23- 27 September 2010- A Training Session on "Capacity Development in planning, leadership and organization "
- 18 – 22 OCTOBER 2010 IRCT Regional Seminar on Quality Management for the Middle East and North Africa
On June 24, 2010, Khiam Center organized a workshop in Commodore Hotel, Hamra, in the presence of 20 representatives of the different local NGOs concerned about women prisoners, General Ashraf Rifi (general director of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces) and a representative of the ministry of Justice.
The workshop presented and discussed the situation of female prisoners in the Lebanese prisons and covered the following issues:
a. Their suffering
b. Their rehabilitation
c. Their merging in society
d. Making prisons a place to reform and not to learn new criminal techniques that they didn’t know before entering the prison
e. Demanding the Lebanese government to form a national prevention mechanism to control the prisons