News and Events
Launch of Befriending Research Report
On 7th September in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin, Dr Rachel Hoare presented the findings and recommendations of her research which evaluated the experiences of befriendees and befrienders of the Spirasi Befriending Programme. Our sincere thanks to Rachel, to all the research participants and to the Irish Research Council for their funding.
UN International Day 2022 in Support of Victims of Torture
Gay Community News (GCN) featuring Spirasi
Gay Community News (GCN) featuring Spirasi in their April-May 2022 Edition, highlighting the LGBTQ+ Inclusion Project, the befriending programme and recruiting for LGBTQ+ Befrienders.
Spirasi’s Befriending Programme to benefit from research partnership with Trinity College funded by the Irish Research Council
Announcement of research grant awarded to Trinity College by the Irish Research Council to fund research into Spirasi’s Befriending Programme
Letter on Afghanistan Humanitarian Response
Ireland’s National Centre for Victims of Torture, Spirasi, has issued a letter to An Taoiseach and senior government ministers calling for Ireland to lead in its response to the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan.
International UN Day 2021
This year Spirasi, Centre for Care of Survivors of Torture, will host an online event to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and the Graduation of our English Language (ESOL) students.
International UN Day 2020
In this video piece - BBC News Arabic investigates cases of alleged human rights abuses in Bahrain. Spirasi provided an assessment and medical legal report for the human rights defender.