The holiday season is a time for family and children. This year, please take some time to think about children who are affected by war and torture.
Children who have survived torture, sexual violence, and detention need help. They need access to safe, confidential support services, including medical care, sexual and reproductive health, psychological support, and legal assistance. Arranging forensic medical evaluations to document their cases is an important first step to their recovery. However, as expertise in this field is limited, very few children have received this service.
Every child case must be handled with extreme care so as not to retraumatize whilst obtaining evidence for court. Doctors need special training and mentoring to ensure that they interact sensitively but effectively in these difficult circumstances. Documentation from the evaluations can be used not only to prosecute perpetrators, but also for the children to seek asylum in another country. The evaluations will also serve as referrals for follow-up care including mental health support, treatment for unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as other treatment for other chronic conditions resulting from their suffering.
A donation from you will go towards designing and implementing a program to support child survivors of torture and sexual violence.
Like many nonprofits, Synergy for Justice has chosen to partner with the Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc to ensure that our American supporters can claim tax benefits by giving to a registered 501(c)(3).
The Chapel & York US Foundation, Inc will provide you with a tax receipt for your donation.
The Chapel & York Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) with EIN 81-2161937. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.