GATE project inception meeting
A training of trainers and inception meeting of Global Anti- Torture Evidence (GATE) project was held at Copanhegan, Denmark from 12 to 16 March, 2018. Mr. Suraj Koirala, Executive Manager and Mr. Pitambar Koirala, Program Coordinator of TPO Nepal participated in the meeting. The Global Anti-Torture Evidence (GATE) project implemented by International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. This project aims to further the global fight against torture, by using the data collected during the rehabilitation process to prevent torture, prosecute perpetrators and help victims rebuild their lives.
The objective of this meeting was to strengthen the knowledge of the regional Hubs in terms of responsible data management and security and ensure their ability to transmit this knowledge to other IRCT centers in their respective regions. The meeting focused on discussion about project activities, data base, data management etc. Representatives from IRCT secretariat, TPO Nepal, African Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) Uganda, Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC) Palestine, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and Institute for Research and Therapy of Torture Sequels and State Violence (ITEI) Bolivia participated in the event.