Created in Senegal in 1999 by Mr. Sidika Kaba, CAPREC began its activities in 2001 with funding from the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture for the victims of armed conflicts in Casamance (Senegal).
Today it includes two major programs: a unit of training about Human Rights, security and peace; and a unit of rehabilitation for victims of torture, cruel, inhuman, degrading treatments, and sexual crimes.
This rehabilitation relies on legal, financial, psychological, and medical support.
The African Center for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts (CAPREC) is an NGO focused on fighting against all forms of violence and on defending and promoting, alone or with other organizations, all principles mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
CAPREC is committed in all actions to prevent conflicts by watching over individual & collective liberties and by fighting against torture, arbitrariness, injustice, intolerance, impunity, and violence of all kinds.
CAPREC may, in the case of conflicts and violation of the Human Rights, initiate mediation towards warring nations, intervene towards public authorities, even possibly intent actions to relevant jurisdictions, by bringing civil proceedings for the need of the victims.
In its work with young victims, CAPREC tries to heal their trauma to avoid revengeful states-of-mind that might push them to perpetrate criminal deeds once adults.