In order to move towards this vision for our society, KRCT’s mission is:
Empower voiceless victims to become active survivors by helping them deal with trauma and by contributing to the development of an institutional system of support, acknowledgment, and accountability.
CLIENTS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY
To enhance the quality of life of our clients is what we are here for.
Psychosocial and psychological treatment is a long-term undertaking.
KRCT works with professional doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and legal advisers in order to assure the most effective multidisciplinary treatment to our clients.
We envision a society free from torture, and one where survivors of violence find understanding, support and recognition that allow them to lead fulfilling lives.
This is our vision for the society of Kosovo. We envison a society where torture and other forms of particularly degrading and inhumane treatement are eradicated. One where no survivor stands alone, where none of them experience shame, where the very social fabric is woven of acceptance, understanding and accountability. A society that understands how discrimination leads to violence and remembers how hate led to tangible acts of inhumanity. A state that treats all of its people with respect, whose purpose is always safeguarding human rights, and never violating them.
The entirety of our work is guided by the values we pursue to promote in our society:
Dignity: We believe in the value of every person’s dignity. We believe that no person, in no situation, anywhere, should be subjected to torture and inhumane treatement. We believe that all people, at their best and at their worst, deserve to be treated with the most fundamental respect for their dignity, by virtue of being human.
Empathy and Solidarity: We believe that empathy and solidarity build better communities and more cohesive societies. We believe that when people are subjected to grave injustice, it is a matter of social responsibility to address it. We believe that no person subjected to torture and violence should be left alone in dealing with the consequences. We are committed to living in empathy and solidarity with survivors, and to promoting these values through all we do.
Justice and Accountability: We believe that no act of torture or violence should go unaddressed. All individuals and groups who violate another person’s most fundamental rights, or infringe on another person’s dignity, should be held to account. This sends a message to the society as a whole, it builds rule of law, educates people on the difference between right and wrong, and plays a key role in countering stigma so often felt by survivors.
Inclusion: We believe in the value of inclusion and social cohesion. We have witnessed and still face consequences of hateful violence justified by de-humanization and discrimination. We are committed to ensuring that our society today is one that respects and accepts all people, irrespective of ethnic, religious, racial, sexual or other identities.