Areas of Interventions

Areas of Intervention

CVICT approach to victim rehabilitation is holistic and comprehensive. CVICT provides medical, psychosocial and legal services to torture and trauma survivors and their families.

CVICT provides support to the victims at the Community and refers serious cases to its centre based rehabilitation centre. The survivors get a free thorough medical examination, psychosocial counseling and physiotherapy services. The clients are also provided with free medicines, if needed. CVICT provides bus fare both ways to torture survivors if they were referred to Centre based rehabilitation centre. Clients who are poor and cannot arrange their accommodation and food are given a fixed amount of money. Families of torture survivors also get medical support for minor physical problems and full treatment for psychosocial problems.

Rehabilitation service is being provided to following people:

  • Torture Survivor
  • Trauma Survivor
  • Conflict Affected

Psychosocial Intervention
Psychosocial intervention is a psychosocial support which is focused on identifying and addressing obstacles to the ability to develop appropriate social roles and engaged in culturally expected social relationship (Based on Paris Principal). It also helps identifying positive factors and helps the individual reinforcing those, using a variety of innovative strategies to deal with trauma. Psychosocial Intervention has some major components to provide psychosocial care and support. Following are the major components:

  • Psychosocial
  • Psychosocial well being
  • Psychosocial health
  • Social health
  • Resiliency
  • Counseling

The organization provides following interventions:

  • Community Based Intervention
  • Centre Based Intervention

Since its inception, CVICT has separate research department with experienced personnel. It does both kinds of research / qualitative and/or quantitative. It has been conducting several research in different areas of health and human rights covering varied groups of population such as torture survivors, women, children, Internally Displaced People (IDP) and other marginalized and traumatized population; and in various themes such as / psychosocial interventions, mental health interventions, corporal punishment, impact of armed conflict and natural disasters on psychosocial and mental health, gender based violence, refugees and human rights. These research documents are used by other organizations as well.

CVICT conducts research on the following issues:

  • Mental / Psychosocial
  • Legal
  • Penal Reform
  • Discipline with Dignity

Capacity building of personnel on psychosocial intervention, community mediation, non violence, discipline with dignity, legal and human rights among others aim to enhance their skills. These trainings are in some way or other related to prevention of torture and rehabilitation of torture victims. While serving this purpose, it has produced many skilled

personnel who are working in these areas with various governmental and non-governmental as well as international organizations and have become trainers themselves after more extensive courses.

It provides training in following areas:

  • Psychosocial care & Support
  • Legal & Human Rights
  • Community Mediation
  • Discipline with Dignity

Besides, rehabilitation of torture victims, CVICT plays an important role in prevention of torture through various activities. It continues to press the government to amend the laws against torture, to visit prisons to document cases of torture and disability, fact finding missions to expose torture practices, spreading awareness on torture and its consequences to decrease the incidences; training of lawyers, doctors and social workers to properly document and investigate torture for the purpose of prevention etc.

CVICT believes that combating torture requires varied programmes to heal the wounds of torture victims while working actively to end the practice of torture in Nepal.

Under prevention the organization focuses on:

  • Legal Aid Services
  • Awareness / Campaign
  • Fact Finding
  • Seminar / Workshop
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • Prison Visit


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