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Grassroots Reconciliation Group blogged about their work with our psychotherapist/trainer Gabriele Marini in Uganda. Kudos to GRG for what they’re doing with child soldiers! Read more about our work in Uganda at http://www.cvt.org/where-we-work/africa/uganda.
1 in 3 boys and 1 in 6 girls have been abducted in northern Uganda as child soldiers - 66000 in total. Traumatized and isolated, they return home with little hope. Help GRG reintegrate them back into their communities and give them opportunities. 'Like' GRG on facebook ...
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Twin Cities folks – Learn more about how mental health is treated in countries across the world, as well as how others with mental illness cope in these countries at this University of Minnesota event. CVT  Physical Therapy Advisor MaryAnn de Ruiter will be part of the panel discussion.
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“Sexual Assault: Finding Our Voices,” a forum for the general public and health professionals. The forum will begin with the screening of the powerful documentary film Brave Miss World, the true story of Linor Abargil, Miss Israel 1998, who, just prior to the Miss World competition, was brutally raped. She survived the assault and went on to win the Miss World title.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field of sexual assault from the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Sexual Violence Center, Sexual Violence Prevention Program—MN Dept. of Health, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. There will also be a resource fair at which organizations will provide information about their services and educational material.

http://www.jewishstpaul.org/brave-miss-world
Sexual Assault: Finding Our Voices
Sun, April 19, 2:00 PM
Humphrey School Conference Center, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis

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Our New Tactics online conversation The Voice of Youth: How Youth Can Take on a Critical Role in Human Rights Advocacy launches TODAY. A group of conversation leaders will address the authentic involvement of youth in social change, challenges particular to this age group and how to empower youth. Stop by the website this week to participate!
Young people make up an ever-growing portion of the world's population. As of 2014, the number of youth, ages 10-24, rose to nearly 1.8 billion, or slightly less than 25 percent of the world population.1 As youth compose a greater share of the population, questions emerge about the role youth ...
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We’ve received a four-star rating (the highest possible) for three years in a row from Charity Navigator! This designation is achieved by only 12% of the 8,000 charities they rate. If you donate to CVT, this rating ensures that we’re good stewards of your support. www.cvt.org/renew
The Center for Victims of Torture is a International charity rated 4 of 4 stars by Charity Navigator. Located in St. Paul, MN, it is one of 8,194 organizations rated by Charity Navigator.
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Congratulations to these Ugandan counselors for completing their training on working with torture and war trauma survivors!
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“Asylum and refugee officers are making decisions that can have serious consequences. As a trainer, my job is to help them understand what torture survivors have experienced so that they, in turn, can be sensitive to interviewing torture survivors.” Clinical Supervisor and Project Manager Alison Beckman writes about her work training asylum and refugee officers for our Healing and Human Rights blog.
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Last Friday, April 17 marked 40 years since the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Our friends at TPO Cambodia have posted life stories of a few survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.
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Standing Up and Speaking Out: Read Executive Director Curt Goering’s latest Huffington Post blog in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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Join The American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team in a discussion on the prohibition of genocide and torture. The discussion features Juan Méndez, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and former Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide.
This Thursday, April 16, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT
The American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team  will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day by hosting a discussion on the prohibition of genocide and torture. Join us for a conversation...
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Last month Richelle Amundson and her son, Seth, donated this bike and helmet to CVT. Richelle was so committed to donating the bike to a survivor that she drove 100 miles round-trip to deliver it to us. Thank you, Richelle and Seth! It will be tuned-up and given to a survivor to use this spring.
Learn about our bike program here http://www.cvt.org/blog/healing-and-human-rights/how-two-wheels-help-healing and contact cynthia.mcarthur@gmail.com if you’d like to contribute.
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Senior Policy Counsel Melina Milazzo presented at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights last week. The hearing was the "Situation of human rights of persons deprived of liberty in the Guantanamo Naval Base." CVT was asked to address how the strict communication and classification restrictions interfere with torture rehabilitation.
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154 Período Ordinario de Sesiones 16 de marzo de 2015 Peticionaria de la audiencia: Melina Milazzo (The Center for Victims of Torture) Crédito de la foto: Daniel Cima
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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.