• CVICT started an anti-torture movement for the first time in Nepal and introduced the concept of psychosocial counseling in South Asia including Nepal.


  • CVICT established a fully equipped ‘Trauma Centre’ (also known as Rehabilitation Centre for the Survivors of Torture and Trauma) in 1990 for the first time in Nepal aiming at providing comprehensive services i.e. medical, psychosocial and legal support to the victims of torture, trauma and other socio-political violence. Around 43000 survivors have already benefited from this centre based and community based service.


  • CVICT developed a training curriculum in collaboration with other like-minded organizations for 6 months ‘Psychosocial Counseling’ which is registered at Centre for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) as the only formal curriculum of the training.  


  • CVICT established itself as a ‘Resource Centre’ for services, advocacy, and research activities in the areas of torture and mental health, community mediation and peace-building, corporal punishment and discipline with dignity, and gender sensitivity and human rights monitoring etc.


  • CVICT has been established as a pioneer organization that provides Para-professional long-term training (6 months intensive skill based training) on Psychosocial Counseling. So far, CVICT produced more than 600 high qualities Psychosocial Counselors who are highly-demanded and engaged in various agencies of the country.


  • CVICT, through decades long continued involvement in human rights sectors, has been able to pull together expertise of other national and international organizations to influence government counterparts, especially for formulation of Torture Compensation Act, Mediation Act, and psychosocial and trauma healing components.


  • CVICT introduced and promoted the concept of ‘Community Mediation’, ‘Discipline with Dignity’ and ‘Community Mental Health Program’ in order to promote human rights within the rural community. 


  • CVICT sensitized key actors on the need of forensic examination and has provided trainings to medical doctors, lawyers, judges and police personnel in order to enhance their capacity on scientific investigation on torture, sexual violence and other human rights violation cases.


  • CVICT played important for formation of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Human Rights Alliance, and National Election Observation Committee (NEOC). 


  • CVICT carried out research on torture, mental health and other human rights issues. The research articles/papers was published on various national and international renowned newspapers, journals and magazines such as JAMA, AJP, Lancet, International Journal of Social Psychiatry etc.

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Torture Free Nepal together