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Maki Katoh, country director for CVT Ethiopia, comments on the wide range of events and messages that were part of the 25th Eritrean Independence Day in Mai Ayni camp.

Edna Gicovi, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi, describes her work helping teenage girls, who’ve survived atrocities including abduction and rape, now find healing and connection in group sessions.
Hani Hattab, technical support & IT specialist, CVT Jordan, comments on what it means to work in a technical role in an organization helping survivors of torture.
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.

Laurie Bangs, CVT volunteer, reflects on building trust and a friendship with a CVT client during a shopping excursion in St. Paul.

Islam Al-Aqeel, senior psychosocial counselor at CVT Jordan, describes her work helping survivors of torture look inside themselves and regain their identity.
Mohamad Qtaishat

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

Luca Modenesi, psychotherapist/trainer in CVT Jordan, describes his work as a therapist and as a trainer of psychosocial counselors as they care for those who have endured torture.

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.

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