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Léonce Byimana, director of U.S. clinical programs, writes about CVT’s rapid-response care for the 222 Nicaraguans who were released from prison and flown to the United States.
For Int’l Women’s Day, CVT celebrates all the many ways women help women, especially during difficult times.
Dr. Simon Adams, CVT president & CEO, writes about CVT's care for LGBTQ+ refugees in two locations in Kenya.
As the campaign for a Torture-free Trade Treaty moves forward, Dr. Simon Adams, CVT president and CEO, comments on the recent summit and global need for this initiative.
Co-authors Justin Hett, clinical advisor for mental health, and Noor Al-Sagher, tele-mental health trainer/therapist, write about new tele-mental health care offerings.
"If we are working alone, we will do little, but together we can do so much and that’s what CVT does and promotes," writes Ansam Abusabha, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan.
As CVT Iraq’s Protecting and Promoting Community Resilience project comes to a close, we recognize all the amazing work and impacts that made a difference for partners and survivors of torture and conflict-related trauma.
Ta’Mara Hill, CVT policy officer, writes about the need to change the rules for law enforcement in order to ensure safety and trust.
Leora Hudak, migration partnerships program manager, writes about CVT’s work to support asylum seekers as they make their way to destinations in the United States.
To commemorate 26 June, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, members of the CVT team in Nairobi and Kakuma reflected on their work and on what healing means to survivors.



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