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Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, comments on the importance of the late-breaking blocks of President Trump’s revised refugee ban and of ongoing resistance to the administration’s discriminatory worldview.

"We cannot let abusive language limit our potential for compassion," writes Curt Goering, CVT executive director, in response to the second executive order banning refugees and nationals from six prominently Muslim countries.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Jepkemoi Kibet, physiotherapist/trainer, CVT Kenya, writes about the challenges and rewards of her work helping women who have faced sexual violence reconnect to their bodies.

Aregawi Kahsay, administration/HR officer, CVT Ethiopia, describes the challenges and rewards of working in an administrative role with the community in the refugee camps.

The Washington D.C. office of CVT spoke with the Healing and Human Rights blog about their work effecting change in policy concerning torture and the refugee crisis.

Dawit Ermias, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the therapeutic approaches that help child refugees heal from their traumatic experiences.

Andom Redae

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

Habteab Tsegay, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, describes his work with refugee torture survivors and the importance of work within the community.

Daniel Welday, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia,describes the enormous changes he sees in the lives of torture survivors after they seek care.

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

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