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Executive Director Curt Goering calls on you to join the torture rehabilitation movement to mark UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
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Tonight we commemorate our 30th anniversary and UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture by presenting our founders with the Eclipse Award.
As the Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT) commemorates its 30th anniversary, the organization presents its annual Eclipse Award to its founders. This group of individuals was instrumental in launching the organization in 1985 and making key contributions to its early growth and development.
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On Friday, June 26 at 9:00 CST, you’re invited to join a discussion between United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez and leading international human rights experts and practitioners on the topic of working for a ‪#‎TortureFreeWorld‬. Annie Sovcik, CVT’s director of our Washington office, will join the discussion.
Join us on Friday, June 26, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, for a dynamic discussion between United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez and leading international human rights experts and practitioners on the topic of working for a #TortureFreeWorld.
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We’re pleased to announce our National Advisory Council.
“It is a privilege for CVT to have such an esteemed group of experts come together in support of our mission. This association is the launching point for the next steps toward ending torture and generating new resources to heal survivors,” said Pete Dross, director of external relations
St. Paul, Minn. – The Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT) announces the formation of the National Advisory Council, an association of experts with experience across numerous disciplines and proven leadership in efforts for global human rights and torture survivor rehabilitation.
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A beautiful photo of hope for the day, donated by Angela Eames. Thank you for sharing hope with CVT's "It Starts With Hope" project!
Every bitter winter gets broken by spring’s soft rebirth By Angela Eames
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Take a stand on torture. Contact your Senators TODAY and ask them to vote “yes” on the McCain-Feinstein Anti-Torture Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2016.
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On today, UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial board speaks out on the recent Senate vote on torture.
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Thank you, Representative Keith Ellison, for your leadership in reintroducing the Strengthening Refugee Resettlement Act!
St. Paul, MN – The Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT) welcomes the re-introduction this week of the Strengthening Refugee Resettlement Act by Representative Keith Ellison. CVT's daily rehabilitative care for torture survivors makes it very clear that many refugees coming into the United States ...
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On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver brought to a mainstream audience what professional interrogators, terror experts, rehabilitation experts, and survivors of torture all already know: the tale of torture’s effectiveness is “one of those movie tropes that’s got no basis in real life.”
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“Today, an overwhelmingly bi-partisan group of U.S. senators sent a clear message to future presidents and the rest of the world: The United States will never sidestep our laws and values for a brutal and counterproductive torture program again,” said Melina Milazzo, senior policy counsel.
The Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT) hails the passing today of anti-torture legislation by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in the U.S. Senate. This amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2016 strengthens U.S. prohibitions on torture by placing U.S. ...
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Yesterday, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again. We applaud them for this action.
On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again. Seven human rights and civil ...
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Our colleague Ally Beckman was in Toronto for the North American Refugee Health Conference this week. She gave both oral and poster presentations on the Healing Hearts project called “Integrated Behavior Health Care for Karen Refugees: A Qualitative Inquiry.” Ally, Novia and Alyce showed off CVT’s poster for the conference. Read more about our Healing Hearts project at http://www.cvt.org/news-events/press-releases/new-help-victims-torture-and-war-trauma-minnesota-medical-clinic.
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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.