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"I remember a client who told me that when he was a boy, his father had been arrested and disappeared... This young man still kept thinking that he would be reunited with his father. At one moment in his therapy, however, he realized that this was never going to happen. In that moment, he was no longer a child. It was an important moment of healing." -Abbey Kanzer, psychotherapist and trainer at CVT's St. Paul Healing Center
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Tarek Lamouchi, Tunisia New Tactics field & training development officer, describes his work with activists and organizations on human rights issues to improve people’s lives and communities. http://bit.ly/29J7gLy
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For the 4th of July, Annie Sovcik, CVT director of the Washington office, considers how the U.S. Founding Fathers would react to today's inflammatory rhetoric about torture and about closing our doors to refugees.
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As the world celebrates the UN Int’l Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, reflects on the uncertainty for residents of Dadaab refugee camp.
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Amanda McDonald, CVT social worker and case manager, comments on the transformation her clients have experienced as a result of living at Sarah's an Oasis for Women.
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Maki Katoh, country director for CVT Ethiopia, comments on the wide range of events and messages that were part of the 25th Eritrean Independence Day commemoration in Mai Ayni camp.
Maki Katoh is country director, CVT Ethiopia. “25 Years: Pride for the Fools, Sadness for the Wise” said the banner hanging over the Eritrean flag and music band at the center stage, and a crowd of refugees gathered for the 25th Eritrean Independence Day event in the Mai Ayni refugee camp in ...
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Maisoon Al-Bukhari, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, reflects on the ways she helps survivors work through fear and improve their level of functioning.
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Kristi Rendahl, CVT organizational development advisor, describes her work doing assessments of locations where CVT may bring its rehabilitative care for torture survivors.
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Amal Hassan, CVT Somali community liaison, comments on her experience moving to America and the importance of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.
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Shorouq Jabari, physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, writes about combining rewarding work with her physiotherapy skills in her work with survivors of torture at CVT. Click below to read her article.
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We are excited to announce that we have officially opened our doors in Atlanta! CVT is now is extending rehabilitative care to refugee survivors of torture through a partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Our interdisciplinary model of care is now available in both Minnesota and Georgia in the United States, in addition to healing initiatives in Africa and the Middle East. Read all about it at the link below.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) has opened its doors in Atlanta and is extending rehabilitative care to refugee survivors of torture through a partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). CVT's interdisciplinary model of care is now available in both ...
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Edna Gicovi, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi, describes her work helping teenage girls, who’ve survived atrocities including abduction and rape, now find healing and connection in group sessions.
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The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) exists to heal the wounds of torture and war on individuals, their families and their communities, and to stop its practice.
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The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.

At the Center for Victims of Torture, we are forging new ways to advance human rights and build a future free from torture. Through research, training, advocacy and our healing services for survivors, each initiative we undertake plays a role in building a larger vision for the torture rehabilitation movement. We provide a bridge between torture victims, the local community and society as a whole, working to restore the dignity of the human spirit one survivor at a time.