Before the Prometheus project started in February 2013, Greece did not have a comprehensive rehabilitation program for torture victims. Through this project the Greek Council for Refugees and its partners, Babel Day Center and the Danish Institute against Torture, addressed this need by establishing a Rehabilitation Unit where victims can receive medical, psychological, social and legal assistance. In addition, the project aims to improve the knowledge by providing training to the members of the Rehabilitation Unit as well as to Greek professionals.
ARE YOU A TORTURE VICTIM?
The number of countries in which citizens were tortured over the past year
The number of different physical tortures that have been documented
Years since the United Nations Convention against Torture entered into force
The number of victims treated during the 1st semester of Prometheus
Of all refuge seekers have fallen victims of torture
Prometheus stole the fire from the Gods and gave the light to the people. For this Zeus sentenced him to eternal torment and every day an eagle was sent to feed on his liver.
Prometheus is the symbol of suffering and torture but also the symbol of bringing knowledge and wisdom. For this reason we chose Prometheus from the Greek mythology for our project on alleviating the suffering for torture victims but also to educate and bring new knowledge to Greek professionals in the area of rehabilitation of torture victims.