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  • Center for Victims of Torture

    CVT and its Healing Hearts, Creating Hope collaborative project with the HealthEast Roselawn Clinic in St. Paul, MN are profiled by the Ramsey/Washington Suburban Cable Commission's Government Television Network.

    Source: Government Television Network
    Date: 12/04/2013

  • Center for torture victims consolidating in St. Paul

    A neighborhood newspaper in St. Paul, MN profiles CVT and its upcoming office consolidation.

    Source: Villager
    Date: 12/04/2013

  • What would you think if your health care worker aided torture?

    A law student writes on legislation to require that licenses be revoked for any medical professional in Minnesota who participates in torture. She also suggests readers volunteer with or donate to CVT.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 11/30/2013

  • What I learned from torture survivors and their healers on my recent trip to Kenya

    CVT board member Nancy Feldman writes about her recent visit to CVT Nairobi.

    Source: UCare Health Smarts blog
    Date: 11/27/2013

  • PAC tackles torture

    A CVT volunteer speaks before the St. Olaf Political Awareness Committee at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota about CVT’s work healing torture survivors.

    Source: Manitou Messenger
    Date: 11/23/2013

  • Bicycles get second life thanks to caring volunteers

    A Twin Cities suburban newspaper profiles ReCyclery, a bicycle repair shop in White Bear Township, Minnesota. ReCyclery repairs and refurbishes donated bicycles that are later donated to organizations, including the Center for Victims of Torture.

    Source: White Bear Lake Press
    Date: 11/20/2013

  • UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture: Healing Survivors, Rebuilding Lives

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering writes about the importance of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture in torture survivor rehabilitation and urges the U.S. government to increase its contribution to the Voluntary Fund and actively encourage other world governments to boost theirs.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 11/18/2013

  • Tortured and detained

    Annie Sovcik, director of CVT’s Washington Office, says the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security should make immigration detention reform a top priority. From CVT’s new report, Tortured & Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention, Annie describes the immigration detention experience for torture survivors seeking asylum protection in the United States.

    Source: The Hill's Congress Blog
    Date: 11/13/2013

  • Needs of Eritrean Refugees Demand Attention

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering calls upon the international community to do more to provide for the basic human needs of Eritrean refugees.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 11/08/2013

  • Immigration beat: Torture survivors face shock in U.S.

    The StarTribune writes about Tortured & Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention, CVT's report on the impact of the immigration detention system on torture survivors seeking asylum protection in the United States.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 11/06/2013


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