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close this bookDeclaration of Cooperation - Mental Health of Refugees, Displaced and Other Populations Affected by Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations (WHO - OMS, 2001, 12 p.)
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View the documentBACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY OF ELABORATION OF THE DECLARATION
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View the documentSURVIVORS OF EXTREME VIOLENCE
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View the documentCHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
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SURVIVORS OF EXTREME VIOLENCE

Article 11. Survivors of torture and sexual violence should be provided with physical protection and legal advice unconditionally. They should also be provided with the necessary safe physical and psychological environments that will enable them to talk about their experiences if they choose to do so. Medical, psychological, emotional, and social support should be given to survivors of extreme violence with the accepted professional ethical code of confidentiality. All interventions used in these cases should be sensitive to gender, to their cultural and political contexts. Those detained in concentration camps, prisons, and similar settings should be given first priority and full attention.