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  • 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

  • Spotlight: Center for Victims of Torture

    CVT is among the organizations profiled in the StarTribune's Giving Back section.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 11/06/2013

  • Give me your tired, your poor? Asylum-seekers in the US find shackles

    William F. Schulz, president of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, writes about the impact of the immigration detention system on asylum-seekers and refugees. He describes the experience of one refugee profiled in CVT’s new report, Tortured & Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention.

    Source: The Christian Science Monitor
    Date: 11/04/2013

  • Vice President Cheney: Waterboarding is No Joke

    In response to a media story that waterboarding was the object of jokes at a recent roast of former Vice President Dick Cheney, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering describes what waterboarding is and how it affects victims.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 10/14/2013

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