Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims "Memoria" (RCTV Memoria) is a non-profit, apolitical and independent institution. As the first and so far the only comprehensive rehabilitation center for victims of torture and inhuman and/or degrading treatment in Moldova, RCTV Memoria was founded on November 12, 1999, and registered at the Ministry of Justice on December 7, 1999.
RCTV Memoria started with a pilot project for 6 months, implemented from March 27 to September 27, 2000. The project was part of the "Regionalization Program" of IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims), though the project "Strengthening rehabilitation services for victims of torture at the regional level" and was financially supported by the Europen Union Commission.
ANNUAL REHABILITATION PROJECTS mainly aimed at providing comprehensive services for survivors of torture, inhuman and/or degrading treatment, other forms of violence, and for their families, were implemented in the period 2000 – 2018. These projects were successfully implemented, which was noted both by beneficiaries and by donors.
A particularly successful and great experience for our team was the project "Medical Rehabilitation Centers for Torture Survivors in Central Europe", which was implemented from January 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002, coordinated by ICAR Foundation- Medical Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims in Bucharest, Romania and in partnership with similar Centers in Romania, Poland and Hungary.
Another joint project "Providing rehabilitation and seeking justice for victims of torture" was implemented in partnership with the ICAR Foundation and three other centers in Romania for a period of 3 years, starting on December 1, 2005.
An important international experience for RCTV Memoria`s team was the project "Partners in Trauma Healing" (PATH), initiated and coordinated by the CVT (Center for Victims of Torture), MN, USA (www.cvt.org) and funded by USAID. The project was implemented over a period of 5 years (2011-2015) and involved 10 rehabilitation centers in the world, including RCTV Memoria.
On October 1, 2016, a national joint project ”Increasing the observance of women rights in Moldova through combating gender-based violence" started. It is being implemented by Promo-LEX Association in partnership with RCTV Memoria and Association against Domestic Violence "Casa Mărioarei", with the financial support of the EU Delegation.
On December 17, 2018, the project "Joint efforts in strengthening the capacities of the National Preventive Mechanism and in the preventing and combating of torture and ill-treatment in Moldova through training and sharing the experience of RCTV Memoria" started, with the financial support of the OPCAT Special Fund.
Our vision is a prospering society in which the respect of the Human Rights is guaranteed, especially the right to not be tortured, and in which every person is able to benefit from quality services, including medical services. People would feel like useful members of society and would contribute to social progress. As a representative of the civil society, RCTV Memoria will have an active and important role in reforming the society, and developing and ensuring the prosperity of this society.
We are devoted to the assistance of victims as well as to torture prevention. Our Center provides rehabilitation with a multidisciplinary approach: medical, psychosocial and legal services provided for victims of torture, or other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Our mission also focuses on the promotion of a society without torture.
Dedication to target groups and providing quality services.
Professional ethics and morality.
High individual and group responsibility.
Team spirit, collaboration, and mutual support.
Providing medico-social and legal support to torture victims and their families.
Improvement of the victims' health status, quality of life, social reintegration, with re-establishment of integrity, reputation, and self-respect.
Prevention of torture and safeguarding the rights of victims to medical services and compensation.
Improving the knowledge of the staff about torture victims.
Developing a model for rehabilitation services for special categories of persons.
Collaboration with other centers and persons involved in the rehabilitation of torture survivors.
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