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Center for Victims of Torture
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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.
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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Bereket Tadesse, counseling supervisor for CVT Ethiopia, writes about helping child refugees fleeing from Eritrea, separated from their families and recovering from trauma.

http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/even-youngest-survivors-move-beyond-their-problems

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Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, reflects on the steps Iraq must take to establish truth and justice for its victims on International Day for the Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.

http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/abadi-must-demonstrate-commitment-justice-iraqis

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Craig Higson-Smith, MA, CVT director of research, discusses a new study conducted by colleagues about Testimony Therapy where participants in the therapy relay testimonies of their traumatic experience in order to diminish their post-traumatic stress levels.

http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/therapy-ritual-healing-through-testimony

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Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, comments on the importance of the late-breaking blocks of President Trump’s revised refugee ban and of ongoing resistance to the administration’s discriminatory worldview.

http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/ray-hope-refugees-fight-against-fearmongering-continues

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"We cannot let abusive language limit our potential for compassion," writes Curt Goering, CVT executive director, in response to the second executive order banning refugees and nationals from six prominently Muslim countries.

http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/risks-losing-common-moral-language

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, Jepkemoi Kibet, physiotherapist/trainer, CVT Kenya, writes about the challenges and rewards of her work helping women who have faced sexual violence reconnect to their bodies.

http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/helping-women-reconnect-their-bodies-after-torture

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New Tactics, a program of CVT, helped shift a summer intern's life course toward human rights advocacy and creativity.

http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/new-tactics-cement-new-life-direction

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When the Tunisian Forum for Youth Empowerment wanted to advocate for transportation rights, they turned to New Tactics for help.

http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/new-tactics-helps-tunisian-youth-advocate-disabled-commuters

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Aregawi Kahsay, administration/HR officer, CVT Ethiopia, describes the challenges and rewards of working in an administrative role with the community in the refugee camps.

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In this article, staff in CVT's Washington D.C. office describe their work effecting change in policy concerning torture and the refugee crisis, examining the questions on everybody’s mind with a new administration and the eyes of the world on our nation’s capital.
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