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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, recalls the devastation in Bosnia twenty years ago, and notes the progress that has been made for healing and rebuilding.
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Friday, June 26, 2015
A brief look back at the founding of the Center for Victims of Torture.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Posted in Human Rights
Only John Oliver would enlist the elocutionary skills of an Academy Award-winning actor to compel people to read the U.S. Senate’s Report on CIA Torture, but even as it is narrated in Dame Helen Mirren’s soothing voice, the torture carried out by the CIA against its detainees during its cruel interrogation program, is still horrifying. On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver brought to a mainstream audience what professional interrogators, terror experts, rehabilitation experts, and survivors of torture all already know: the tale of torture’s effectiveness is “one of those movie tropes that’s got no basis in real life.”
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Zarqa Family_mother and son
Thursday, May 7, 2015
In honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, we’re sharing this article that was originally published in our Storycloth newsletter in November 2014. Increasingly, our staff in Jordan is seeing children and young people who need mental health and physical therapy care to cope with their traumatic experiences. Now, more than a third of our clients in Jordan are under the age of 18. To help heal these young survivors, the counseling and physical therapy staff developed ten-week joint physical therapy/counseling groups that provide age-appropriate activities.
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Alison Beckman
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Asylum and refugee officers are making decisions that can have serious consequences. My job is to help them understand what torture survivors have experienced so that they, in turn, can be sensitive to interviewing torture survivors while making wise and informed decisions.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Posted in Global Health
At the Center for Victims of Torture, we are horrified to hear of the attack on Garissa University College in Kenya today. The loss of innocent lives is absolutely devastating. Under these dreadful circumstances, we feel fortunate to report that all CVT employees are safe. Residents of Garissa are family, neighbors, friends and colleagues, and our hearts are with them in their suffering and grief.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Many may not be ready to tell their story in front of a truth commission or international tribunal—some may never be ready. They may not even be ready to tell their story confidentially to a clinician to begin the process of healing. But if and when they are ready, the choice should be their own. The international community, governments and non-governmental organizations alike, should be there to offer support and expertise. The truth that must emerge must be the survivor’s own.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
CVT Research Associate, Jennifer Esala, Ph.D, answers key questions on monitoring and evaluation and how it supports program development.
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Annie Sovcik
Friday, March 13, 2015
Since 2011, an estimated 200,000 Syrians have been killed and over 11 million have been displaced. As CVT supports the #WithSyria campaign to turn the lights back on for Syria, we also support efforts to shine a greater light on the abuses and atrocities that have been committed by all sides of the conflict, including the Assad regime, and bring perpetrators to justice.
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Saturday, March 7, 2015
When I think of International Women’s Day, I think of the women we see every day here at the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) in our treatment programs in the U.S., Jordan, Kenya, Ethiopia, and soon, Uganda. Around the world, the numbers of refugees and displaced people are growing, and many of the women we serve at CVT are refugees.
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