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

Ethiopia Counselors Stretch

Monday, March 28, 2016
For Social Work Month, Brynn Smith, clinic manager, St. Paul Healing Center, comments on the roles of social workers as they help torture survivors rebuild their lives.
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Luca Modenesi, psychotherapist/trainer in CVT Jordan, describes his work as a therapist and as a trainer of psychosocial counselors as they care for those who have endured torture.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Marie Soueid is CVT policy counsel.Imagine for a moment that the entire population of Washington, D.C. suddenly takes refuge in Tennessee over the course of 5 short years. The new residents, however, are restricted from working, half of their children remain out of school, and housing prices continue to rise for both Tennesseans and Washingtonians.
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
A large crowd gathered on the main highway between Shire and Mai Tsebri in Ethiopia on October 8. More than 600 spectators had come out to watch a cycling competition to raise awareness of the importance of mental health. Five female and ten male elite cyclists from the refugee community raced on a two-kilometer circuit – the women cycling 10 laps and the men racing 25 laps – while the crowds cheered.
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Sarah Farah
Monday, March 7, 2016
Sarah Farah, field coordinator for CVT Dadaab, describes what life is like for many girls and women in the world's largest refugee camp.
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Curt Goering
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Curt Goering discusses the new book about Dadaab, "City of Thorns," with author Ben Rawlence.
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Refugee: Eritrean Exodus promo photo
Monday, February 29, 2016
By Chris CotterChris Cotter is director and producer of Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus. The film will be shown at a screening at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota Thursday, March 3. Luckily for me, I was born just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. I spent my childhood as an optimistic, naive kid more interested in playing music than studying geography. Honestly, I didn’t really put much thought into anything or anyone outside of my small bubble. My biggest issue as a child was deciding whether to watch Thundercats or He-Man.
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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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