Maryam Elahi | Center for Victims of Torture

Maryam Elahi

National Advisory Council Member

President & CEO, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (Present)
Member and Former Chair of International Human Rights Committee, American Bar Association
Global Impact Award Honoree, Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (2015)
Recipient, David S. Nelson Public Interest Law Award, Boston College (2014)
Director of International Women’s Program at Open Society Foundation (2007 – 2013)
Founding Director of Human Rights Program, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Director, International Programs Office, Trinity College, Hartford, CT (1997)
Advocacy Director, Middle East, North Africa & Europe, Amnesty International (1990-1997)


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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