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

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To provide additional support to survivors of torture, CVT Atlanta has introduced a new role focused on community and advocacy initiatives to support human rights, which can help clients with healing.

Teresia Macharia, psychosocial counselor at CVT Nairobi, writes about her work with survivors, including teenage girls who became mothers as a result of rape.

CVT published a report authored by Shannon Golden, Ph.D., CVT research associate, about mental health, stressors, coping strategies and more, conducted in two camps in Northern Ethiopia.

Refugees who have survived torture see improvements as a result of collaborative care, but more research is needed, according to a new report authored by CVT researchers, including Maria Vukovich, Ph.D, research associate, and colleagues.

Nancy Mwikali, counseling supervisor, CVT Nairobi, writes about the importance of listening and giving clients a space where they can speak without being judged.

"Clients become able to deal with the past and change their future," writes Raymond Mwaura, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi,about the long-term impacts of his work with survivors of torture.

"Their physical progress defies the torturers' words," writes Jeniffer Chepkemoi, physiotherapy supervisor, CVT Nairobi, about her work with survivors of torture.

As we face the one-year anniversary of President Trump's Travel Ban, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, shares a former client’s story about the devastating impacts of the ban on his family and their future.

Did you know that CVT plans to extend its care to the Kakuma refugee camps of northwest Kenya? Read about our plans here.

On the 16th anniversary of detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay prison, 41 are still imprisoned there.

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