ARAMA is a partner to the regional project for developing the capacity of Non-state torture rehabilitation and prevention services in Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda. Our target group : Women, men, children survivors of genocide and sexual violence in Ngoma, Bugesera and Gatsibo districts in the Eastern Province in the Northern Province.
We treat victims who went through traumatic events : Genocide against Tutsi ; war ; physical, psychological and sexual abuse ; domestic violence and those who witnessed violence against others.
The “Haven of Hope” Rehabilitation Centre in Ngoma District, which provides holistic rehabilitation services (medical, psychological and community-based livelihoods support) to victims of torture and gender-based violence.
Documenting cases of torture and violence using the Istanbul Protocol to generate evidence in legal proceedings.
611 victims of violence in need of medical attention referred through national health system (district and national referral hospitals).
Victims receive legal counselling and support services ; including legal representation in courts of law. - More than 1800 clients benefiting from small income generating activities and have started credit savings schemes. Income generating activities are being used as therapeutic tools.
More than 50 groups, i.e more than 700 members, participated in community
Based sociotherapy sessions, which take place in private and confidential community settings and facilitated by a network of trained sociotherapists. This 15-week process has led groups of members of communities made of 10 to 15 people who were involved in 3-hour weekly sessions, to individual and community healing, reconciliation, restoring broken social relations and social fabric as well as the engagement in community dialogue on the past and current issues affecting their daily lives.