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Simon Cecil, MBA student at the Carlson School of Management, comments on his impressions of CVT’s New Tactics program during a project to increase program accessibility.

Omar Al Tabakha, MENA initiative associate trainer, New Tactics Jordan, comments on his work training farmers in Strategic Effectiveness methods that help them reach their community goals.

Curt Goering

Curt Goering writes about the disturbing developments in Egypt, which mirror shrinking space for human rights and civil society organizations in many other parts of the world.

Mohamad Qtaishat

Mohammed Qtaishat, a physiotherapist at CVT Jordan, describes how he helps survivors cope with symptoms that result from torture.

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.

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