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Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, reflects on the steps Iraq must take to establish truth and justice for its victims on International Day for the Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.

Craig Higson-Smith, MA, CVT director of research, discusses a new study conducted by colleagues about Testimony Therapy where participants in the therapy relay testimonies of their traumatic experience in order to diminish their post-traumatic stress levels.

Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, comments on the importance of the late-breaking blocks of President Trump’s revised refugee ban and of ongoing resistance to the administration’s discriminatory worldview.

"We cannot let abusive language limit our potential for compassion," writes Curt Goering, CVT executive director, in response to the second executive order banning refugees and nationals from six prominently Muslim countries.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Jepkemoi Kibet, physiotherapist/trainer, CVT Kenya, writes about the challenges and rewards of her work helping women who have faced sexual violence reconnect to their bodies.

New Tactics, a program of CVT, helped shift a summer intern's life course toward human rights advocacy and creativity.

Aregawi Kahsay, administration/HR officer, CVT Ethiopia, describes the challenges and rewards of working in an administrative role with the community in the refugee camps.

The Washington D.C. office of CVT spoke with the Healing and Human Rights blog about their work effecting change in policy concerning torture and the refugee crisis.

Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, wrote this Explainer with details on the Executive Order regarding refugees and immigration and subsequent legal actions.

CVT participated in a small roundtable discussion the last weekend in January with Senators Klobuchar and Franken on the impact of the Executive Order (EO) on refugees. 

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