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CVT In the News

  • "As Full Rehabilitation as is Possible": Do Torture Survivors Have a Right to Care?

    Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and CVT, this panel featured Dr. Elizabeth Lira, Center for Ethics, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile; Juan E. Méndez, American University – Washington College of Law; Lorne W. Craner, International Republican Institute; Douglas A. Johnson, Center for Victims of Torture.

    Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    Date: 06/23/2011

  • For torture victims, flowers, laughter and country music

    Jim Foti, CVT volunteer, wrote this beautiful piece about working with torture survivors at CVT.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 06/22/2011

  • Amman: Iraqi refugees and hangin' with Fulbrighters

    Luke Wilcox, communications director for the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, writes about his visit with CVT-Jordan and the on-going crisis of Iraqi refugees.

    Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet
    Date: 06/21/2011

  • A 'silly' debate about torture? What a senseless argument

    Pete Dross, CVT Director of Policy and Development, writes about the torture debate in this op-ed.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 05/13/2011

  • Tugging at Threads to Unspool Stories of Torture

    A New York Times article about CVT delves into the difficult and painful story of Iraqi refugees brutalized by torture and war. “Tugging a Thread to Unspool Stories of Torture” tells of three survivors who have sought help from CVT to rebuild lives devastated by torture.

    Source: The New York Times
    Date: 05/03/2011

  • Violence in Ivory Coast Strikes Fear Among Liberians Here

    CVT Executive Director Douglas A. Johnson is quoted in this article about Liberian immigrants and their temporary protected status.

    Source: New America Media
    Date: 03/26/2011

  • Adapting trauma interventions for refugee families

    This article in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services newsletter The Dialogue describes CVT Psychotherapist Paul Orieny's work leading parenting groups of Somali and Oromo mothers as they adapt to U.S. culture.

    Source: The Dialogue
    Date: 03/14/2011

  • As the Mideast Turmoil Spreads

    Nancy Pearson, CVT's New Tactics in Human Rights project manager, writes about the organizing and planning by youth activists in Egypt and nonviolent movements in this letter to the editor.

    Source: The New York Times
    Date: 02/17/2011


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