OUR PROJECT

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?

112

The number of countries in which citizens were tortured over the past year

49

The number of different physical tortures that have been documented

49

Years since the United Nations Convention against Torture entered into force

52

The number of victims treated during the 1st semester of Prometheus

20%

Of all refuge seekers have fallen victims of torture

WHY "PROMETHEUS"?

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.

ARE YOU A TORTURE VICTIM?

CONTACT

Greek Council for Refugees
Solomou 25, Exarcheia, Athens 106 82. Tel. 210 3800990, Fax: 210 3803774 Website: www.gcr.gr | e-mail: gcr1@gcr.gr
Babel Day Center
Ι. Drosopoulou 72, Athens 11257 Tel. 2108616280 Fax 2108616102 e-mail: babel@syn-eirmos.gr
DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture
Borgergade 13, DK - 1014 København K. Τηλ. +45 33 76 06 00 Website: www.dignityinstitute.org