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  • We are Here; Look at Us

    Noor writes about fleeing from Syria

  • Supporting clients in Kalobeyei

    Randa Anthony writes about her work during COVID

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We heal victims of torture through professional care worldwide.

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On our blog

  • Life is a Gift: Stanley Malonza, physiotherapy supervisor, CVT Kakuma, writes about his work and a client's difficult, but successful, journey to healing.

  • We are Here; Look at Us: Noor (a pseudonym) fled from Syria to Amman, where she found CVT Jordan. She is sharing her story so that others learn about what happened to the people of Syria.

  • Torture Survivors Confront COVID-19 in ICE Detention: Curt Goering, CVT executive director, and Darlene Lynch, head of external relations, CVT Georgia, detail the deadly new enemy confronted by torture survivors in ICE detention: the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • We Must Not Forget Survivors of Torture During the Pandemic: Yusra Al-Kailani, CVT psychotherapist and resilience programming trainer, delivered this speech on 26 June, 2020, at a United Nations event: “Combatting Torture and Ill-Treatment in Times of COVID-19: Testimonies from the Ground.”

What's new

  • CVT is included among the organizations featured by the OHCHR, in the article titled “Grantees of the UN fund for torture victims assist communities during COVID-19.”

  • An article by Emily Reilly in the Windy City Times, “Panelists share anti-LGBTQ+ experiences in 'Torture' virtual discussion,” describes the recent CVT online event, “Reclaiming Identity: LGBTQ Experiences of Torture, Persecution, and Healing.”

  • CVT STATEMENT: CVT Mourns the Death of Legendary Civil Rights Leader John Lewis.

  • Andrea Cárcamo, CVT senior policy counsel, is quoted in an article by Hibah Ansari in the Sahan Journal, “They come to Minnesota seeking safety from terrorist groups and gang violence. New Trump asylum rule calls those threats ‘frivolous.’”

  • Scott Roehm, director of CVT’s Washington, D.C., office, is quoted in an article by Harrison Cramer in National Journal, “Congress debates allowing prisoners to leave Guantanamo for medical care.”

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