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

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
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.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Amna Suraka, a former prison turned museum, is the most well-known tourist destination in Iraqi Kurdistan's Sulaimaniya. Local travelers and school children visit and depart feeling shocked for having walked through a place where humans suffered so much, yet gained so much insight on the strength of the Kurdish people and the human spirit.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Did you know that CVT plans to extend its care to the Kakuma refugee camps of northwest Kenya? Read about our plans here.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
On the 16th anniversary of detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay prison, 41 are still imprisoned there.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Posted in Human Rights
Pete Dross, CVT’s director of external relations, recently learned more about the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which involved transferring prisoners around the world by plane for imprisonment and torture.
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Thursday, January 4, 2018
CVT clinicians explain sexual torture and the impact of sexual violence - or the threat thereof - on survivors.
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Paul Orieny, Ph.D., LMFT, CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health, describes the need for psychosocial care for South Sudanese refugees who have recently settled in northern Uganda in enormous numbers.
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Shyla Alam, a New Tactics in Human Rights intern, writes about Plantón Móvil, an international community-based march to promote local green environments.
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Friday, December 8, 2017
In honor of Human Rights Day, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the United States’ unprecedented retreat on human rights
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
A summary of “The Survivor-Centered Approach to Transitional Justice: Why a Trauma-Informed Handling of Witness Testimony is a Necessary Component,” a new article published in Vol. 50 of The George Washington International Law Review authored by former CVT staff Marie Soueid, Ann Marie Willhoite and Annie E. Sovcik.
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