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Vision & Mission

  • The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture is committed to addressing trauma through inclusive healing processes to build a non violent society with respect for human rights.
  • The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture is a non-governmental human rights organisation that utilises inclusive evidence-based healing processes to address the psychosocial needs of our multiply wounded society.
  • In moving towards our vision:
    • We respect, protect and advocate for human rights.
    • We transform violent communities by:
    • harnessing its peoples’ skills and abilities
    • encompassing the cultural wealth and potential of its individuals and communities.
    • We unite as a committed professional team in the face of immense challenges.
    • We ensure accountability and open communication with all stakeholders.
    • We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work.
    Our approach is guided by ethical practice as well as dynamic and relevant models.
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Our problems may be great in South Africa but the spirit and strength of our people is quite extraordinary.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, patron of The Trauma Centre

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