CVT In the News
A special screening of the film, "Beneath the Blindfold," will take place in the Twin Cities in conjunction with International Human Rights Day. The screening is cosponsored by The Advocates for Human Rights, The Center for Victims of Torture, The Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota, the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center.
CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the value of U.S. foreign assistance and the important role it plays in supporting torture survivor rehabilitation.
CVT Executive Director Curt Goering's letter to Bob Schieffer of CBS News and moderator of the third 2012 presidential debate is quoted in this column. Goering writes, "If you anticipate a discussion about interrogations in U.S. counterterrorism efforts, CVT respectfully requests that any line of questioning not include references to 'enhanced interrogation techniques' or other misnomers for torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment."
CVT is a Minnesota Philanthropy Partners Nonprofit to Know™ and was recently profiled in the organization’s magazine, MNSights.
CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes a letter to the editor of The Washington Post calling for accountability for the use of torture and cruel treatment.
Source: The Washington Post
BBC Africa analyst Martin Plaut cites CVT's estimate of the number of torture survivors in the United States in reference to a case brought by US-based Somali torture survivors.
Source: BBC News
In this audio documentary, journalist and radio producer Marisa Helms shares stories about the extraordinary lives of the Karen community in Minnesota. Hear CVT Psychotherapist Abbey Weiss describe her work with Karen refugees who have experienced violence in their war-torn country.
CVT’s Curt Goering appeared on BelAhdan TV to discuss torture treatment and host Ahmed Tharwat’s recent trip to Egypt. Ahmed interviewed two brave, young women forced to undergo “virginity tests” by the Egyptian military. The “tests” are forms of humiliation intended to strip victims of identity, shame them and make them feel threatened.
Source: BelAhdan TV
In this commentary, Kristi Rendahl, an organizational development advisor at CVT, encourages readers to speak out against atrocities.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio
HONORING THE CONRIBUTIONS AND DEDICATION OF A HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION: DOUGLAS A. JOHNSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR VI
Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum's statement in the Congressional Record honoring the contributions and dedication of Executive Director Douglas A. Johnson.
Source: Congressional Record
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