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  • Rod Grams: A friend to victims of torture

    CVT Director of Policy and Development Pete Dross shares memories of the late Senator and CVT Board Member Rod Grams.

    Source: StarTribune
    Date: 10/11/2013

  • World Mental Health Day

    October 10 commemorates World Mental Health Day. To mark this special day, CVT Executive Director Curt Goering discusses the need for more attention to better integrating mental health care in global humanitarian responses. He also urges the international community to use World Mental Health Day as an opportunity to demonstrate their support for torture survivor rehabilitation by increasing their contributions to the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 10/09/2013

  • Libyan Captive Faces Interrogation Aboard Floating US 'Black Site'

    CVT Executive Director Curt Goering is quoted on the harmful effects of indefinite detention.

    Source: Common Dreams
    Date: 10/09/2013

  • Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams dies of cancer at age 65

    CVT Director of Policy and Development Pete Dross describes Senator Grams' work to secure passage of the Torture Victims Relief Act in 1998.  

    Source: MinnPost
    Date: 10/09/2013

  • Miami Herald sources: Capitol Hill lawyer chosen as Pentagon’s ‘Guantánamo closer’

    CVT is mentioned as one of the signers of a letter to President Obama urging him to appoint an envoy in the Defense Department to lead the effort to close the Guantánamo Bay prison.

    Source: Miami Herald
    Date: 10/07/2013

  • A Victim of Liberian War

    The executive director of the Liberian Association of Psychosocial Services, a partner in CVT’s Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH), shares his experiences as a survivor. Read his story on page 119.

    Source: TORTURE: Asian and Global Perspectives
    Date: 10/01/2013

  • It's Time to Right the Wrongs of Torture

    Citing pop culture's false depictions of torture, Executive Director Curt Goering writes the time is now to get the truth behind the U.S. government's past use of torture and cruel treatment.

    Source: The Huffington Post
    Date: 09/30/2013

  • Mental Health Global Humanitarian Priority

    Jennifer J. Esala, Ph.D., a CVT Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, writes, “Now is the time to reinvigorate our commitment to supporting the rehabilitation needs of torture and war trauma survivors around the world.” The complete article begins on page 179.

    Source: TORTURE: Asian and Global Perspectives
    Date: 09/27/2013

  • Mental health care for survivors of torture and conflict

    For the Minority Rights Group International's flagship report, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013, CVT staff write about CVT’s work providing mental health care to refugee survivors of torture and war trauma and the need to integrate mental health care in support of refugees and during post-conflict rebuilding.

    Source: Minority Rights Group International: State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2013
    Date: 09/24/2013

  • Charity of the week

    CVT is named a charity of the week by The Week magazine.

    Source: The Week
    Date: 09/06/2013

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