A testimony is the narrative given by the direct victim or those who witnessed or knew about a violent act. It is a voluntary narrative in which the individual in question has chosen to give the Commission a narrative of events, but also to share a traumatic experience in which there may be feelings of pain, anguish, fear, silencing, anger, frustration, as well as experiences relating to the reconstruction of a life project as a survivor and of individual and collective resistance.It is the Commission’s responsibility to make exclusive use of any testimonies it receives, and to safeguard confidentiality by ensuring that the information is treated under the corresponding protocols and not shared with other entities or individuals.