Join with Amnesty International to stop torture – a global crisis

What’s happening?

We are witnessing a global crisis on torture. All over the world, people just like you are being tortured. Since 2009, Amnesty International have had reports of torture in 141 countries. They have documented the use of 27 different torture methods, including pins pushed under fingernails, being burnt with cigarettes and even being stabbed in custody.

A new global poll, specially commissioned by Amnesty International, has revealed that 44% of people around the world fear being tortured in their own country.

“Torture happens behind closed doors. It happens when there are no lawyers or doctors present, when police and others with power to wield do not fear the consequences of their actions. But by ensuring such safeguards are in place, you can stop torture.” – Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s campaign

Reports from Amnesty International show that torture is still practiced across the globe.

“For decades, Amnesty has exposed governments who torture. We have supported torture survivors to get justice. We also led international pressure that resulted in the UN Convention against Torture 30 years ago. Today, laws against torture are in place almost everywhere.

Yet you only have to glance at the news to know that laws alone are not enough.

Torture is thriving because rather than respecting the law, many governments are either actively using torture or turning a blind eye.”

Amnesty International

Supporting Amnesty International

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

How you can help

There is no excuse for torture.

“Torture is abhorrent. It is barbaric and inhumane. It can never be justified. It is wrong, self-defeating and poisons the rule of law, replacing it with terror. No one is safe when governments allow its use.” – Amnesty International

You can help stop torture by joining with Amnesty International and taking action:




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