Alarmed by the decrease in contributions and aware the impact this would have on torture survivor centers globally, CVT, in conjunction with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing to highlight the Fund’s important work. The briefing focused on its vital support to torture survivor centers in the United States.
First passed in 1998, TVRA has received bipartisan support throughout its legislative history from Members of Congress across the country. Please join us and torture rehabilitation programs around the country in advocating for continued support of this important work by reauthorization of TVRA.
The Campaign to Ban Torture was an initiative of the Center for Victims of Torture, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture and Evangelicals for Human Rights (today called the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good) aimed at securing a presidential executive order that would ban torture and cruel treatment in counterterrorism activities.
National Capacity Building Project
The National Capacity Building Project (NCB) focuses on building networks of rehabilitation centers and service providers, fostering knowledge-sharing and relationship-building among colleagues in the field, and providing expert professional training and technical assistance.
We fill a gap where no other training exists for torture treatment professionals by focusing on: