Freedom from Torture

Since 1985 Freedom from Torture (Registered charity no. 1000340) has been the only human rights charity dedicated solely to the rehabilitation and support of torture survivors seeking protection in the United Kingdom. It does this primarily through providing psychological and physical therapies; forensic documentation of torture; as well as practical, legal and welfare assistance for helping survivors to recover and begin to rebuild their lives.

The charity has five centres around the country staffed by full and part-time staff, plus many volunteers. Each year Freedom from Torture provides treatment for more than 1,000 people from around 80 countries across the world. Shockingly, the use of torture continues and with the growing number of refugees fleeing torturing states, the number of survivors who need support to rebuild their lives after suffering unimaginable trauma is increasing.

All proceeds from the sale of Hands & Wings go to Freedom from Torture. In an attempt to meet the growing demands for their services they rely on the generosity of their donors so that they can try to reach out to as many survivors of torture as possible. By buying this book, you will be supporting the invaluable work done by Freedom from Torture and contributing to their vision of a world free from torture.

For more information about the organization’s work visit