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Thursday, January 11, 2018
On the 16th anniversary of detainees arriving at Guantanamo Bay prison, 41 are still imprisoned there.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Posted in Human Rights
Pete Dross, CVT’s director of external relations, recently learned more about the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which involved transferring prisoners around the world by plane for imprisonment and torture.
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Thursday, January 4, 2018
CVT clinicians explain sexual torture and the impact of sexual violence - or the threat thereof - on survivors.
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Paul Orieny, Ph.D., LMFT, CVT senior clinical advisor for mental health, describes the need for psychosocial care for South Sudanese refugees who have recently settled in northern Uganda in enormous numbers.
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Shyla Alam, a New Tactics in Human Rights intern, writes about Plantón Móvil, an international community-based march to promote local green environments.
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Friday, December 8, 2017
In honor of Human Rights Day, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the United States’ unprecedented retreat on human rights
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
A summary of “The Survivor-Centered Approach to Transitional Justice: Why a Trauma-Informed Handling of Witness Testimony is a Necessary Component,” a new article published in Vol. 50 of The George Washington International Law Review authored by former CVT staff Marie Soueid, Ann Marie Willhoite and Annie E. Sovcik.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Posted in Washington, D.C.
As hearings begin today in North Carolina about the state's involvement in the U.S. torture program, Scott Roehm, CVT director of the Washington office, comments on the importance of this kind of examination and accountability.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Clinical tools designed especially for work with children affected by trauma and loss have been developed by Sandra Githaiga, psychotherapist/trainer - child specialist, in her work at CVT Ethiopia.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
CVT's Interpreter Project group explains the role of an interpreter in a survivor’s healing journey and discusses communicating concepts of distress across cultural barriers.
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