There are stories that are difficult to tell. Those who suffer violence often do not have the possibility to ask for help, nor the strength to speak out. And silence is a burden that weighs heavy, that paralyzes, that becomes entrenched and haunts you. Narrating a violent episode means having to face the trauma, the guilt, the stigma and the shame of being considered a victim. To face all this pain, it is necessary to feel accompanied.
We accompany people so that they can
regain control of their lives.
With you we will be able to continue
At Centro Sir[a] we have been doing this work for many years. We accompany people so that they can regain control of their lives, their stories, their truth, and their silences.
It is up to you to support us so that we can continue to break them.
Who are we?
The Sir[a] centreis a therapeutic, legal and psychosocial support network specialising in contexts of violence. The centre provides specialized care to individuals or groups who have been directly or indirectly affected by traumatic situations and survivors of political violence, torture and disasters.
The team works from neutrality and impartiality and is composed of professionals from psychiatry, psychology, law and medicine with extensive experience in the field of clinical care and psychotherapy as well as in the preparation of reports based on the Istanbul Protocol, humanitarian intervention and work with NGOs.
Sir[a] has4 main lines of work
“We support, accompany and intervene with people and communities affected by political and institutional violence.”
“We remain committed to denouncing and documenting serious human rights violations”
“We work from a psychosocial, cross-cultural and gender perspective adapted to the framework of each intervention”
“We understand context and commonality as an indispensable part of our work”
“We are a neutral, impartial and independent centre, we work with academic and scientific rigour”
“We collaborate with and from local, national and international networks”