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On our blog

  • UNCHR report finds one in four Syrian refugee families are headed solely by women.

  • Several U.S. Senators seek to prevent deportation of Liberian refugees.

  • Executive Director Curt Goering writes on the violence in Gaza and the need for mental health rehabilitative services.

  • UN report shows impact of armed conflict on children and the dangers of being a child in Syria.

  • Read about one Minnesota community's efforts to care for children after traumatic events.

  • CVT counselor Kalo Sokoto writes about seeking to understand the reality of survivors.

  • UNHCR seeks end to detention of asylum seekers & refugees.

  • CVT staff join other experts for meeting on providing sustainable mental health services worldwide.

What's new

  • Sr. Policy Counsel Melina Milazzo writes defending waterboarding and other forms of torture is dangerous and irresponsible.

  • New Tactics in Human Rights launches online Strategy Toolkit to support human rights advocates around the world.

  • Executive Director Curt Goering says the CIA’s interrogation practices after 9/11 should be called what they are – torture and cruelty.

  • Check out the newest resource on HealTorture.org - Roadmap to Data Analysis. The video series covers the essential concepts and methods for data analysis for torture rehabilitation centers.

  • Melina is quoted in an editorial calling for the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture.

  • Curt calls for ending impunity for human rights atrocities.

  • Earlier this year we consolidated offices into a new headquarters. This video shows the process and our new space.

  • Curt discusses the mental health crisis among Syrian refugees on New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's blog.

  • Bereket fled forced conscription and torture and now lives in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Read his story to learn how we’re caring for Eritreans.

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