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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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Hani Hattab, technical support & IT specialist, CVT Jordan, comments on what it means to work in a technical role in an organization helping survivors of torture
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Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, comments on a recent online conversation by New Tactics in Human Rights regarding the most effective ways to protect those who witness human rights violations.
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“. . . a common thread among all of our healing projects is that activists and leaders are often those specifically singled out for abuse,” notes Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writing about the disturbing developments in Egypt that restrict activities of human rights groups.
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Jepkemoi Kibet, physiotherapist/trainer at CVT Kenya, comments on the presentation she gave recently regarding a tool that analyzes the ways torture survivors think about their pain.
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All I know is pain it's hard to explain 
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Mohammed Qtaishat, physiotherapist at CVT Jordan, writes on our blog about joining CVT and his work with survivors to cope with the symptoms of torture.
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On our blog: Raed Jaradat, physiotherapist at CVT Jordan, writes about his work with survivors of torture and the importance of trust in the healing process. Read the story below.
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CVT sends a heartfelt thank you to Diane McCarron, who donated twelve beautiful, hand-made quilts, including this one, which will bring warmth and beauty into the homes of clients of the St. Paul Healing Center. Diane said “I am grateful to have a place to share my quilts. They are truly made with love, and I wanted them to provide someone with that feeling. I knew that I wanted to donate my quilts, but I didn’t know where. I talked with my daughter, and she suggested that I look to refugees. I have done a little travel throughout the world, and I love to search out local fabrics and crafts. Patchwork quilts are commonly thought of as an American craft. As I sew the quilts, I think of them as my 'Welcome to America' quilts."
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Omar Al Tabakha, MENA initiative associate trainer, New Tactics Jordan, writes about training farmers in Strategic Effectiveness methods that help them reach their community goals.
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Laurie Bangs, CVT volunteer, reflects on building trust and a friendship with a CVT client during a shopping excursion in St. Paul.
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"We help survivors look inside themselves, regain their identity" -- Islam Al-Aqeel, senior psychosocial counselor at CVT Jordan, describes her work helping survivors of torture rebuild their lives.
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Emily Hutchinson, program manager for CVT's New Tactics in Human Rights, writes on our blog about the situation in Egypt, describing both her personal experiences and action CVT has taken to stand up against human rights abuses there.
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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.