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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Posted in Human Rights
On March 8, the international community marks International Women’s Day. This special occasion recognizes the incredible advancements and achievements of women worldwide. As part of CVT’s observance of International Women’s Day, we’d like to introduce you to women who are leaders in human rights. Here’s an interview with Darine El Hage, a human rights lawyer and activist. She previously worked with New Tactics in Human Rights, a program of CVT.
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Monday, March 3, 2014
Posted in Refugees
Last Friday we posted about the agreement between the UN refugee agency and the governments of Somalia and Kenya to voluntarily repatriate Somali refugees. Today, we share Juda’s story. Juda is a psychosocial counselor with the Center for Victims of Torture-Dadaab. Although most refugees living in the complex of camps in Dadaab are from Somalia, there are also refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and other countries. Juda is from Ethiopia and tells how news of the agreement has caused him concern.
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Posted in Refugees
Last November, the United Nations refugee agency and the governments of Somalia and Kenya signed an agreement to support the voluntary return of Somali refugees. According to the UN, Kenya hosts 470,000 Somali refugees, the majority of whom live in the Dadaab refugee complex.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Posted in DC Events
Please join us on Tuesday, March 4 in Washington, DC for a briefing on responding to the Syrian humanitarian and refugee crises. A panel of experts from CVT, the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs, the International Rescue Committee, and the Refugee Council USA will provide information on the current status of the crises and offer recommendations for actions the United States can take to alleviate the suffering of Syrians living inside the country and those living as refugees in the region.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Today, we are very excited to announce the launch of our new blog, Healing & Human Rights.
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