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What We Do

We work toward a future in which torture ceases to exist, where survivors find healing and justice, and where survivors and communities restore their hope.

CVT is a humanitarian organization that currently has offices in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, United States and additional project sites around the world.

Areas of Focus

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Healing Care

We provide direct care to survivors of torture conflict-related trauma, including refugees and asylum seekers.

Advocating for Change

Advocating for Change

We protect and promote human rights. We advocate for international justice and an end to torture worldwide.

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Movement Building

We develop and support the resilience and capacity of professionals, civil society partners and human rights defenders who work on treatment and justice for survivors, torture prevention and advocacy.

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Advancing Research

We evaluate and measure the impact of clinical programs with torture survivors. We advance professional understanding of the humanitarian sector.

Our Impact

Last year, we worked to rebuild the lives and hope of more than eleven thousand survivors and family members.
Since we opened, we’ve extended direct care to tens of thousands of torture survivors.
Last year, clients came from more than 50 different countries of origin.
Numbers are through October 2022.

Stories from the ground