Catherine Wangechi is a psychosocial counselor with the Center for Victims of Torture in Nairobi. Catherine is part of a team of counselors and physical therapists who provide care to refugees who fled wars in their home cou
Ms. Ibrahim has an MSc in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics (London, UK). She joined CVT in early 2009 and has since been responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of its healing and capacity-building project in Jordan. She also works with New Tactics in Human Rights to establish a monitoring and evaluation system for its Middle East/North Africa Initiative. In addition, Ms.
Many Eritrean refugees are young men fleeing forced and indefinite conscription into the Eritrean military. As the government also targets the families of young men who flee to avoid military service, more women and children also are forced to leave. Eritrean refugees are faced with horrifying experiences. They are routinely raped or held hostage. Many survived multiple persecutions, at the hands of the government as a result of a family member fleeing the country, then, forced themselves to flee, being accosted on the long and dangerous journey to the Ethiopian border.