Victims of Terrorism across different societies of the world require a lot for them to recover from the trauma of their experiences, however, not all of them get full access to these benefits. The United Nations General Assembly dedicated the 21st of August annually as a day to remember the victims of terrorism and to seek adequate support for them.
Terrorist attacks have continued to affect more countries over the years and this has left many lives devastated while so many have lost their lives in the process. Victims of terrorism cannot be integrated back into the society just as the attacks ease off, they need to go through some processes in order to facilitate their recovery. The support they require are social, physical, financial, and psychological; these supports will help them integrate better back into society.
However, some of the major challenges of the victims of terrorism still remain, one of which is the inability to have their voices heard, their vulnerability in the aspect of their human rights violated and the access to the right support. The United Nations’ goal of establishing this day is to ensure the promotion of human rights and the protection of the rule of law at all levels.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) sympathises with all those who are victims of terrorist attacks on this day; we use the opportunity to implore Governments, Civil societies and relevant stakeholders to provide adequate support for these victims to be fully integrated back into the society having their rights equally protected, we believe doing this will help foster a peaceful and more secure society for all.