first_img Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) has won the $1m 2003 Hilton Humanitarian Prize from the Conrad N Hilton Foundation.Copenhagen-based IRCT supports a global network of more than 200 rehabilitation centres and support groups for torture victims in 80 countries, providing medical and psychosocial care to approximately100,000 victims each year.The world’s largest humanitarian award will be presented at a gathering of international leaders in humanitarianism and human rights featuring the Dalai Lama in New York City on 24 September 2003. Advertisement Speaking from Los Angeles, USA, Steven Hilton, President of the Conrad N.Hilton Foundation said: “Although thereare no comprehensive statistics on the number of torture victims aroundthe world, conservative estimates are that of the world’s 12 million refugees alone, nearly one-third have been subjected to torture. We must then count those who have been tortured and remain in their owncountries.“By addressing the unimaginable suffering of men, women, and even children who have endured torture, IRCT personifies the purpose of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize, which is to recognise and support the workof organisations alleviating human suffering throughout the world.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 24 August 2003 | News Anti-torture network wins $1 million Hilton Prize About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img

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