Evaluation of the Swedish Core Support to the Human Rights Foundation in Turkey - Final Report
Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Annika Nilsson , Nil Mutluer , Zeliha Aydin
The Human Rights Foundation in Turkey (HRFT) documents evidence of torture, offers treatment to survivors of torture and combats torture and other serious human rights violations. The evaluation assessed the performance of HRFT (1993-2015) and the capacity to implement its strategic plan for the next five years. The evaluation found that HRFT has improved wellbeing of thousands of torture survivors and has influenced policy and practice of the Turkish government and the international community. HRFT faces extraordinary contextual challenges that will require increased organisational capacity and revised strategies and approaches. The evaluation recommends that Sweden continue and substantially increase its support to HRFT.