Where We Work | Center for Victims of Torture

Where We Work

The Center for Victims of Torture began as a small torture rehabilitation center in America's midwest. Today we are an international organization whose healing, training, research and advocacy initiatives have global impact.

We provide healing to torture survivors in Africa, the Middle East and the United States. We train partners across the United States and in regions around the world. In Washington D.C., we bring the voice of survivors to America’s capital. Our work with survivors taught us new ways to advocate for human rights, and we share that learning by promoting tactical innovation and strategic thinking within the international human rights community.

Wherever we work, our focus is on helping survivors rebuild lives of dignity, restoring communities and working for a world in which torture ceases to exist.



We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

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We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

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We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

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