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Healing and Human Rights: A Blog by the Center for Victims of Torture

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Noor Al-Sagher, tele-mental health therapist/trainer, Survivor of Torture Initiative, writes about her work with survivors of sexual torture, saying “every case of recovery is an achievement of humanity.”
Participants in CVT Uganda's trauma counseling program for 2021 celebrated their graduation and their new skills for providing care.
Ben Lakony, counseling supervisor, CVT Uganda, writes about his work with survivors and the need for expansion of care in the region.
As conflict erupted in the northern Tigray state where we work, the CVT Ethiopia team took action to care for people impacted by trauma. Liyam Eloul, clinical advisor for mental health, CVT Ethiopia, writes about their efforts.
Biro Okwory Ongom, psychosocial counselor, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about his journey and his work with clients, writing, “Doing this work helps clients get hope, and it gives me hope.”
Guest author Ariel Zarate, MA, LSW, writes about the dire situation faced by the Rohingya population and the need for change to the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
Wahba Hassanein, Ph.D., psychotherapist /trainer, Bol Buony, counseling supervisor, and Tet Puok, counseling supervisor, CVT Ethiopia-Gambella, wrote about efforts to spread a message of care regarding gender-based violence.
Lucien Mulenga, community worker, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about his work with clients and the ways that he recognizes the signs of trauma within the community.
For Human Rights Day 2020, CVT takes a look at Article 14, the right to seek asylum, and considers the rights of those trying to seek safety in the United States.
Teresa Longole, psychosocial counselor, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about her work with survivors and the need to allow them time and space for healing.

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