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Emily Hutchinson

As an aspiring lawyer just about to enter law school when the Arab Spring began in Egypt, Emily Hutchinson was inspired by the activists in Tahrir Square and around the country to pursue a career in human rights law.

Marie Soueid is CVT policy counsel.

Imagine for a moment that the entire population of Washington, D.C. suddenly takes refuge in Tennessee over the course of 5 short years. The new residents, however, are restricted from working, half of their children remain out of school, and housing prices continue to rise for both Tennesseans and Washingtonians.

Sarah Farah

Sarah Farah, field coordinator for CVT Dadaab, describes what life is like for many girls and women in the world's largest refugee camp.

Curt Goering

Curt Goering discusses the new book about Dadaab, "City of Thorns," with author Ben Rawlence.

As refugees from nearby countries move into the vast camps in Dadaab, Kenya, they go through a process of settling in and learning about the new environment. Because most refugees here have fled countries like Somalia and South Sudan with known histories of conflict and violence, it’s important to CVT to reach out to help as many torture survivors as needed.

Curt Goering

Curt Goering, CVT's executive director, calls on all Americans to remember that torture is, in fact, a crime.

Suzanne Jabbour

Suzanne Jabbour, executive director of PATH partner Restart Center in Tripoli, Lebanon, gave the keynote address at a special event on December 10 in Washington, D.C. We have shared her comments from the event on our blog.

Volunteer Laurie Bangs

Laurie Bangs is a retired high school English teacher who taught abroad for the past several years. She now volunteers for CVT as a bus tutor and a befriender.

Shaili Zappa

In less than a year, CVT volunteer Shaili Zappa has already made an important contribution – translating the New Tactics for Human Rights manual into Spanish. “As a Latina who was born and raised in Guatemala, it is important for me to feel like I am helping the Latino community in any way I can, and to make this training manual available for so many people in different communities makes me incredibly happy.”

While studying at the University of Minnesota, an acquaintance who works as a therapist for CVT recommended that Shaili look into volunteering with CVT. After perusing CVT’s website and reading about its unique human rights work, Shaili said, “I pretty much immediately fell in love with the organization.”

Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, urges the international community to commit to a real solution to the Syrian crisis during the Feb. 4 conference in London.

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