Healing and Human Rights: A Blog by the Center for Victims of Torture

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Tarek Lamouchi, Tunisia New Tactics field & training development officer, describes his work with activists and organizations on human rights issues to improve people’s lives and communities.

 

Annie Sovcik, Esq.

For July 4th, Annie Sovcik, director of CVT's Washington, D.C., office, considers how our Founding Fathers would react to today's inflammatory rhetoric about torture and about closing our doors to refugees.

Curt Goering

Curt Goering, CVT's executive director, reflects on the uncertainty for residents of Dadaab as the world honors the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Curt Goering

Curt Goering writes about the disturbing developments in Egypt, which mirror shrinking space for human rights and civil society organizations in many other parts of the world.

Mohamad Qtaishat

Mohammed Qtaishat, a physiotherapist at CVT Jordan, describes how he helps survivors cope with symptoms that result from torture.

Emily Hutchinson

As an aspiring lawyer just about to enter law school when the Arab Spring began in Egypt, Emily Hutchinson was inspired by the activists in Tahrir Square and around the country to pursue a career in human rights law.

Curt Goering

Curt Goering, CVT's executive director, calls on all Americans to remember that torture is, in fact, a crime.

Annie Sovcik, Esq.

Annie Sovcik, director of CVT's Washington, D.C. office, describes what life is like for refugee survivors who have been forced to flee their homes as the result of torture or war.

December2015 StCloud Training Welcome

While news reports have focused on refugees desperately seeking safety and stability in Europe, other refugees who have been resettled are working to integrate into new communities such as St. Cloud, Minnesota. Earlier this winter, CVT facilitated a training and networking session in St. Cloud for professionals who work with refugee communities and for the newcomers themselves.

Alyce Eaton

“I am suffering and sad.” This is one of hundreds of comments made by torture survivors as they complete CVT’s intake process. In each of CVT’s International Services projects, one of the first activities in which a survivor participates is a thorough intake interview. These intake assessments are important to building the therapeutic relationship and providing us with a better understanding of our clients.

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