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Rights and freedoms are the focus of this year’s Human Rights Day, according to the UN. Those rights and freedoms—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear – are the basis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which applies to all human beings. But this year in particular, that last one, “freedom from fear,” gets stuck in my throat. Because we’re not all free from fear these days. Not by a long shot.

Noor Zada, New Tactics MENA initiative manager in the CVT Jordan office, comments on a new Arabic-language book that educates children about human rights.

Valerie Spencer, CVT board member, reflects on the courage and resilience of women torture survivors she met on a recent visit to CVT Jordan.

CVT helps children cope with the challenges of life in a refugee camp after escaping Eritrea.

Annie Sovcik, director of CVT's Washington Office, urges lawmakers to not conflate the victims of mass government-sponsored atrocities and/or terrorist acts with the perpetrators of such horrific acts.

Curt Goering, CVT executive director, notes the rigorous screening processes refugees must pass before being resettled into the United States.

Veronica Lavet

In our international projects, our healing work for torture and war trauma survivors is conducted through group counseling. Groups typically meet for 10 weeks. This is the tenth in a series of posts by Veronica Laveta as she follows the counseling group cycle in Jordan. Veronica Laveta is CVT’s clinical advisor for the Jordan project.

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Noor Zada, New Tactics MENA initiative manager in the CVT Jordan office, comments on a recent forum on using public opinion tools to drive change in Jordan.

Chelsea Matson comments on a hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights which highlights the need for truth and justice for torture survivors. 

Veronica Lavet

In our international projects, our healing work for torture and war trauma survivors is conducted through group counseling. Groups typically meet for 10 weeks. This is the seventh in a series of posts by Veronica Laveta as she follows the counseling group cycle in Jordan. Veronica Laveta is CVT’s clinical advisor for the Jordan project.

Read other entries in the series.

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