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New Tactics in Human Rights
Monday, August 17, 2015
Posted in Human Rights
In the spring of 2010, the New Tactics in Human Rights program launched the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Initiative to strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders in the MENA region. This new phase of the program included training local human rights activists in the New Tactics 5-Step Strategic Effectiveness method.
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Rita Manninen, CVT volunteer client services coordinator, comments on her many years' experience as a CVT volunteer, helping survivors rebuild their lives and volunteers discover the rewards of helping in that process.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Posted in Human Rights
Brent Jensen, online community coordinator for New Tactics in Human Rights, summarizes the ten most important considerations for NGOs working with photography as part of activism.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Melina Milazzo, CVT senior policy counsel, comments on admission by ex-CIA senior official that the CIA employed torture techniques.
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Do No Harm t-shirt
Monday, July 27, 2015
From across the nation, a group of psychologists, Grad Students Talk: Psychology Graduate Students Invested in Social Justice, are discussing current issues affecting our communities. The group conducts conference calls to discuss events and actions that are relevant in our communities. As a safe place for dialogue and ideas to be considered, Grad Students Talk has recently touched on the topic of torture.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Marie Soueid, CVT legal fellow, looks at detention conditions for families seeking asylum.
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Friday, July 17, 2015
Marie Soueid, CVT legal fellow in the Washington, D.C. office, comments on recent event featuring photographic documentation of torture in Syria.
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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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