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Haruka Yuminaga, a former CVT intern in the New Tactics in Human Rights program, wrote about her experience in this letter to her parents.
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Mary Healy, a CVT veteran volunteer, shares the hope and resilience she's witnessed in clients while helping them navigate the Twin Cities transit system.
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Melina Milazzo, CVT senior policy counsel, comments on the recent largest single transfer of 15 men from Guantánamo prison to the United Arab Emirates by the Obama administration.
Melina Milazzo is CVT senior policy counsel. Recently, the Obama administration transferred 15 men who were held without charge for over a decade from the Guantánamo prison to the United Arab Emirates. Last week's transfer is the largest single transfer of detainees under President Obama, ...
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For World Humanitarian Day, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, salutes humanitarian workers including CVT staff, who are committed to extending rehabilitative care to survivors of torture.
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Take a peek at last week's photos of CVT's Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) staff collaborating with the Liberian Association of Psychosocial Services in Monrovia, Liberia.
Pictured: Staff from CVT Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) and the Liberian Association of Psychosocial Services (LAPS). For many years, CVT's Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) project and the Liberian Association of Psychosocial Services (LAPS) have been working together as close partners in ...
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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
Read the rest of Abbey's reflections here:
http://bit.ly/29R5mXJ
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When a 9th grade class at Washington High in Milwaukee decided to support CVT Dadaab, nothing could stop them.
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On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, discusses the psychological and legal toll on families of missing loved ones in Iraq.
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We are excited to announce the release of “It Starts with Hope,” a collection of inspiring messages and images. CVT is very grateful to all of our contributors for creating this beautiful anthology, and for their engaging spirit of hope. Special thanks to co-editor Ted Bowman, a longtime CVT volunteer, for all of his efforts to bring this collection to life, and to Minnesota-based publisher Nodin Press, for publishing the book. All proceeds will go to CVT's work. Get your copy on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/2biyMhz
At the Center for Victims of Torture, we work with torture survivors every day in locations around the world. We are humbled by the hope that brings torture survivors to our doors as they seek healing. We're inspired by the hope they share with us as they rebuild their lives.
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Today, children make up half of the population of forcibly displaced people in our global refugee crisis. For children torture survivors, what does a right to full rehabilitation mean? Read this speech by Paul Orieny, CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health.
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Claire O’Reilly, physiotherapist & trainer at CVT Jordan and Liyam Eloul, CVT clinical advisor for mental health, share about the talk they recently gave on the ethical challenges they face in their work with survivors of torture and war atrocities.
This blog post is co-authored by Claire O'Reilly, physiotherapist & trainer at CVT Jordan, and Liyam Eloul, CVT clinical advisor for mental health. A woman speaks with you, her CVT counselor, and reports that her husband is beating her in front of her children. You want to refer her to Social ...
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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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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.
Introduction
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.
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