“Survivors of torture around the world will not be silenced. With the help of CJA we are rising up to hold our abusers accountable under the law. CJA’s victories are bringing us closer to a world in which state-sponsored torture is unacceptable.”
An excellent video series, created by ORR and the Bhutanese American Organization, which features Bhutanese refugees describing their experiences coming to the US from camps. The videos are meant to be shared with refugee communities and with service providers. (Nepali is spoken in the videos, but if you click on the “cc” button on the bottom right of the screen, the closed captions will appear in English.)
We know that great images can make a huge difference in our campaigns' success, but it can be hard to find effective ones. Of course the best solution, if possible, is to take and use your own photographs, but that can be unfeasible for many reasons.
Check out Julia Campbell's webinar on How to Create Eye-Catching Graphics for your Nonprofit.
Here are a few good places to get free stock photos that you can freely use on your website, in publications, etc. ...
The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) recently released a report that assessed the capacity of resettlement communities across the country to address the complex medical and mental healthcare needs of recently resettled refugees.
The National Capacity Building Project would like to take this opportunity to welcome Bob Carey to the position of Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. You can read Mr. Carey's bio here. The message below was recently sent from the Office of Refugee Resettlement to stakeholders &
Many torture survivor rehabilitation centers in the U.S. strive to recreate a home-like atmosphere for clients – from hanging indigenous textiles on the walls to displaying small handicrafts from around the world.
If you're new to the field, we recommend giving Healing the Hurt a read. This short book is a great introduction to torture treatment, covering the multidisciplinary fields included as well as critical overarching themes.
Need help that's specific to your client's culture or country of origin? Check out our Specific Populations information. See especially the IRCT's country factsheets for essential information on torture including victims' and perpetrators' profiles, the availability of rehabilitation services, the applicable legal framework, as well as key recommendations, priorities and concerns. Also handy are NPCT's country condition reports.
To stay up to date on the latest literature in the torture treatment field, review the most recent PATH bibliography. It includes peer reviewed journal article citations in these areas; select original summaries of those articles; and links to the publicly available abstracts and full text versions of these articles.