A grant from CISU of DKK 398,539 enabled Nunca Más and the local partner organization CPTRT (Centro de Prevención,Tratamiento y Rehabilitación de Victimas de Tortura) to implement the following 6 months project from August 2017 to January 2018;
Social and political empowerment of leaders in four violence affected communities of Santa Elena, La Paz – Honduras
Purpose; to strengthen indigenous peoples (the Lencas in La Paz, Honduras) in their struggle for control over their traditional land.
Indigenous peoples belong to the most marginalized people in Honduras, living under constant pressure to maintain control over their land, which is stolen and taken over by financial interests in projects without respect for the interests of indigenous peoples. There are major financial interests at stake in relation to these agro business or large-scale energy projects. Those who stand in the way are being intimidated, threatened or killed. This affects people financially, socially and mentally.
Using a relatively simple cost-effective method, testimonial therapy supports and strengthens the indigenous people mentally and socially in their struggle. The method was developed in Chile during dictatorship but has later been used with proven results in Cambodia, Sri Lanka and India.
14 health professionals trained
23 leaders of MILPAH group (lenca people) received introductory training
13 victims of state violence completed testimonial therapy
Advocacy plan on right to health designed and agreed upon
Following the completion of the project CPTRT together with the Honduran organization CIPREVI now uses the method in the context with the Lencas in Honduras.
Workshop in Honduras 4-6 October 2017
Fotografías del Taller de Terapia Testimonial efectuado del 4 de octubre al 6 de octubre de 2017 en Honduras por las psicólogas Inger Agger y Arely Alvarado.
Participantes: Nunca Más, Centro de Prevención Tratamiento y Rehabilitación de Víctimas de la Tortura y sus Familiares (CPTRT), Movimiento Indígena Independiente Lenca de la Paz- Honduras (MILPAH), Psico Acción, Madre Tierra and Centro de Investigación para la Prevención de la Violencia (CIPREVI).
Agradecimiento a Inger Agger por su legado en Terapia Testimonial (TT) a Arely Alvarado - Nunca Más- Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos y de Apoyo Psicosocial.
Photos from the Testimonial Therapy workshop, held from 4 October to 6 October 2017 in Honduras and conducted by psychologists Inger Agger and Arely Alvarado.
Participants: Nunca Más, The Center for Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and their Families (CPTRT), The Lenca Indigenous Independent Movement of La Paz Honduras (MILPAH), Psico Acción, Madre Tierra and The Research Centre for the Violence Prevention (CIPREVI).
Thanks to Inger Agger for what she has given theoretically and empirically in Testimonial Therapy (TT) to Arely Alvarado – Nunca Más.