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Letter to Congress in Support of Syrian Refugees

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Events, news

December 1, 2015 Dear Senator/Representative: As refugee and immigration law experts, humanitarian aid organizations, faith, labor and civil and human rights groups, we write to express our support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program and opposition to any policy riders that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian refugees. The world is witnessing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. More than 4 million Syrians have fled from their home country fleeing conflict and violence, and 6.5 million are displaced internally. At a time when the world needs humanitarian...

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This Teacher Wanted to Make Sure No Girl Endured What She Did

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Events, Featured

Meet Karimeh, Survivor from West Africa She wanted to make sure that what happened to her as a child would never happen to another girl in Benin, her West African country. “I was restrained by a group of men and women who held me down by force on a mat on the ground. I saw an old woman kneeling at the edge of the mat with a knife…and I just remember screaming, crying and struggling to be let free. It was so painful. I believed I was going to die….” At just 10 years old, Karimeh was the victim of female genital mutilation or FGM. She belonged to a tribe that practiced this horrible...

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New Partnership Creates PTV Human Rights Health Clinic at USC Eisner

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in news

  USC DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE AND THE USC EISNER PEDIATRIC AND FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER PARTNER WITH PTV TO IMPROVE SURVIVOR HEALTH Healing our survivors’ bodies is just as important as healing their minds.  More than 90% or our clients come to us with no health coverage. 40% have chronic pain as a result of their torture, prolonged incarceration, assault or sexual violence. Many of our clients have lasting health issues and have journeyed here from countries with limited access to health care. High-quality medical care is an important part of each client’s journey to recovery. This...

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Human Dignity Awards Dinner

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Events

  We are proud to announce that the 5th Annual Human Dignity Awards Dinner on September 16th, 2015 RAISED OVER $92,000 All of the proceeds from our Human Dignity Awards Dinner will go directly toward PTV’s life-saving    services to restore the health and well being of torture and persecution survivors in Southern California,  home to the largest population of survivors in the United States. Our sincere thanks go out to our donors  and sponsors who made our event so successful! “PTV’s work defies evil by resurrecting and insisting on the triumph of the human spirit”...

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Transgender Reality is Far From The Glamous Spotlight

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Survivor Stories

  When the Olympian and reality TV star formerly known as Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair in June under the new identity of Caitlyn, it may have seemed that the world was opening the door toward a greater public acceptance and understanding of what it means to be transgender. However, for many transgender people, particularly those in countries with conservative social cultures, the reality of their experiences is far from the glamour of an Annie Leibovitz photo shoot. Los Angeles has the largest population of asylum seekers and refugees in the United States, including...

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