The mission of the Center for Victims of Torture is to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to end torture worldwide.
The Center for Victims of Torture’s vision is a world without torture.
At the Center for Victims of Torture, every day we conduct our work with hope for a better future, with a goal of attaining human rights for all as described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each of our core values flows from our strong sense of hope for a better world for survivors, for our stakeholders and for each other.
We believe a better future is possible.
We commit to respecting the humanity of all people.
We commit to holding ourselves accountable, ensuring honesty and transparency.
We commit to dismantling barriers to justice and advancing opportunities for all.
We commit to listening to, working with and learning from survivors and each other.
The Center for Victims of Torture developed the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan below in order to build on our current work and maximize our impact as we continue to build an increasingly global organization. Please take a moment to read how we plan to adapt to ever-changing circumstances and pursue opportunities to work toward a future in which torture ceases to exist, human rights are universally respected and protected, and survivors have hope for a new life.
Read the CVT 2023-25 Strategic Plan