CVT Survivor Stories

Here is a list of all the published stories of former CVT clients.

Many of CVT's former clients share their personal stories of healing and hope publicly, to help create awareness of the atrocities of war and conflict around the world and also of the enormous power of healing. Here is a list of stories of torture survivors who have given consent to share their stories with the public. All these individuals went through counseling at CVT centers in our global locations. Each individual spent time with counselors regarding the decision to share this story, and each participated in a detailed process of informed consent before agreeing to any publication. Names and some details have been changed for safety and to protect identity. Survivor stories are listed alphabetically, by each person's country of origin, where disclosed. You can also see survivor stories here.

Eritrea

Feven
Eritrean child, CVT Ethiopia

Gebriale
Eritrean man, CVT Ethiopia

Kidane
Eritrean man, CVT Ethiopia

Senait
Eritrean woman, CVT Ethiopia

Tesfaye
Eritrean teenager, CVT Ethiopia

Yonas
Eritrean man, CVT Ethiopia

Iraq

Rahim
Iraqi man, CVT Jordan

Saad
Iraqi man, CVT Jordan

Youssef
Iraqi man, CVT Jordan

Somalia

Ali Family
Somalian family, CVT St. Paul Healing Center

Syria

Bushra
Syrian woman, CVT Jordan

Hassan
Syrian man, CVT Jordan

Imad
Syrian man, CVT Jordan

Jana
Syrian child, CVT Jordan

Manal
Syrian woman, CVT Jordan

Nabil
Syrian man, CVT Jordan

Qassem
Syrian man, CVT Jordan

Sabeen
Syrian woman, CVT Jordan

Yasser and Khadija
Syrian couple, CVT Jordan

Unnamed countries in Africa

David
Man from unnamed country in Africa, CVT St. Paul Healing Center

Jean Baptiste
Man from unnamed country in Africa, CVT St. Paul Healing Center

 

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