The objective of DIGNITY's research is to develop and
disseminate knowledge about the prevalence, causes and consequences
of torture and organized violence (TOV) and about rehabilitative
and preventive interventions targeting survivors and perpetrators.
DIGNITY's research aims to contribute to the development of
optimal preventive and rehabilitative interventions with regard to
efficiency, effect, cost and impact.
Research covers a range of issues from the development of
concepts and understandings of TOV as phenomena to the specific
implementation of projects. Consequently DIGNITY's research
portfolio will include both controlled trials of well-documented
interventions and sizable longitudinal, prospective, historical or
regional studies within which the effects of TOV and the impact of
interventions can be evaluated and discussed.