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Andom Redae

Andom Redae, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, reports from the Adi Harush refugee camp about CVT clients' return to dignity. 

CVT notes with sadness that Sir Nigel Rodley, prominent human rights and international law expert, passed away today.

As a new era begins, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, emphasizes the need to stand with survivors of torture and champion their rights.

A member of  CVT’s New Tactics team participated in Data 4 Change, a workshop where human rights organisations and journalists are paired up with researchers, designers and developers to create data visualisations that can help change the world.

Curt Goering, CVT executive director, comments on the need to end indefinite detention on the 15th anniversary of detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay prison.

CVT is monitoring discussion of our top policy positions during the confirmation hearings for presidential appointees. Here are details on some of the key issues we're watching.

On a recent visit to a museum in Spain, Anne Maertz, CVT strategic partnerships officer, was reminded of the disturbing use of torture to control and punish people and communities throughout history.

Fisseha Micheale Tassow, interpreter/cultural liaison at CVT Ethiopia, writes about how effective translation is part of clients’ healing journey.

Stanton Wood, CVT strategic initiatives officer and longtime writer, takes an in-depth look at the problems with depicting torture in popular entertainment.

Liyam Eloul, CVT clinical advisor for mental health, talks about PATH's recent collaborative work with Tree of Life, a survivor-led rehabilitation organization in Zimbabwe. 

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