Reclaiming Hope, Dignity and Respect

CVT's report Reclaiming Hope, Dignity and Respect: Syrian and Iraqi Torture Survivors in Jordan, the product of two years of in-person interviews and study, is based on the stories of 64 men, women and children who either faced torture in their home countries or had close family members tortured and are working to rebuild their lives.

The interviews with torture survivors from Iraq and Syria were conducted in Jordan between January 2014 and October 2015. Our ongoing interactions with clients through mental health, physical therapy and social work services in Jordan also inform the findings.

Since we began extending multidisciplinary rehabilitative care in Jordan in 2008, more than 3,000 Iraqi refugees have taken on the healing journey after torture. In 2011, we also began working with Syrian refugees in Jordan. Since then, more than 1,800 have taken on the work of rebuilding their lives through CVT’s program of care.

ReclaimingHopeDignityRespectThe report also recommends steps for local and international actors to bolster support for the humanitarian situation in Jordan—including ensuring that survivors in need have access to specialized trauma rehabilitation services, increased resettlement and taking steps to better integrate survivors into transitional justice process.

Download the full report here. (Document is a PDF for printing or reading online.)

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