Mission, Vision, & Values

Restart Center envisions a World free of torture, where the individual’s dignity, self-respect and self-worth are cherished and his/her physical and psychological integrity and empowerment are guaranteed.

The center seeks to prevent torture practices, nationally and regionally, through awareness-raising, advocacy, and capacity building and to ensure that the victim of an act of torture or ill-treatment and war-trauma obtains redress particularly through the provision of means for as full rehabilitation as possible.

     Our target groups:
     Restart Center supports victims of torture, ill-treatment and war trauma; in particular those in specific situations of vulnerability including:

  • Persons deprived of liberty
  • Ex-prisoners/Ex-detainees
  • Secondary victims (Victims of secondary traumatization)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • People with mental disorders
  • Women and children
  • Women victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
  • Children affected and involved in armed conflicts
  • Children with special needs
  • Other minority groups (i.e. LGBTI People)

Throughout its Human Rights’ based approach, Restart Center deeply embraces individual’s dignity, integrity and respect as well as the principles of non-discrimination, equality and justice. It also seeks to foster transparency, accountability, organizational learning, and leadership within its system.
Restart Center “emphasizes the importance of victim participation in the redress process, and that the restoration of the dignity of the victim is the ultimate objective in the provision of redress”.
Acting for its beneficiary’s best interests, Restart Center programs are founded on the values of confidentiality, professional secrecy, informed consent and respect for autonomy as well as “do no harm” principals and participatory approaches. 

together, we can break the cycle of torture.
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North Lebanon

Sabalbal & Weli Bldg., Residence 5,
2nd floor, Dam & Farez Street, Tripoli
Tel/Fax: +961 6 410 577
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Beirut Mount Lebanon

Bou Chedid Center, Main street,
4th floor, Furn El-Chebbak
Tel/Fax: +961 1 291 066   +961 1 291 067
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