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Ethiopia Counselors Stretch

Thursday, February 25, 2016
As refugees from nearby countries move into the vast camps in Dadaab, Kenya, they go through a process of settling in and learning about the new environment. Because most refugees here have fled countries like Somalia and South Sudan with known histories of conflict and violence, it’s important to CVT to reach out to help as many torture survivors as needed.
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Curt Goering
Monday, February 22, 2016
Curt Goering, CVT's executive director, calls on all Americans to remember that torture is, in fact, a crime.
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Suzanne Jabbour
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Suzanne Jabbour, executive director of PATH partner Restart Center in Tripoli, Lebanon, gave the keynote address at a special event on December 10 in Washington, D.C. We have shared her comments from the event on our blog.
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Volunteer Laurie Bangs
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Laurie Bangs is a retired high school English teacher who taught abroad for the past several years. She now volunteers for CVT as a bus tutor and a befriender.
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Shaili Zappa
Friday, February 5, 2016
Posted in Human Rights, Minnesota
In less than a year, CVT volunteer Shaili Zappa has already made an important contribution – translating the New Tactics for Human Rights manual into Spanish. “As a Latina who was born and raised in Guatemala, it is important for me to feel like I am helping the Latino community in any way I can, and to make this training manual available for so many people in different communities makes me incredibly happy.”While studying at the University of Minnesota, an acquaintance who works as a therapist for CVT recommended that Shaili look into volunteering with CVT. After perusing CVT’s website and reading about its unique human rights work, Shaili said, “I pretty much immediately fell in love with the organization.”
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, urges the international community to commit to a real solution to the Syrian crisis during the Feb. 4 conference in London.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Guest blogger Alan Goldfarb writes about barriers to refugees and asylum-seekers due to far-reaching definitions of terrorism.
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Annie Sovcik, Esq.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Annie Sovcik, director of CVT's Washington, D.C. office, describes what life is like for refugee survivors who have been forced to flee their homes as the result of torture or war.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, urges accountability after listening to the stories of dozens of Syrian refugee survivors of torture and war atrocities.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, comments on the needs of torture survivors as detailed in CVT’s Reclaiming Hope report.
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