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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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Young Physician Jailed for Reporting 30 Cases of Rape

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Featured

  Meet Mukadi, Torture Survivor from the DRC Dr. Mukadi Papy was a first-year physician at a clinic in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), when he discovered at least 30 cases of women who had all been raped and brutalized by DRC soldiers. All these women sought treatment for pelvic pain and displayed similar symptoms, and when he spoke to them about their medical history he learned about the sexual violence. Against the advice of fellow physicians and hospital colleagues who advised the young physician not to risk his new position at the hospital, Dr. Papy collected...

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She Fell Victim To A Common Custom In Her Country: Bride-Kidnapping

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Featured, Survivor Stories

Meet Ayana, Gender Violence Survivor From Kyrgyzstan Ayana was determined not to become one of 40% of ethnic Kyrgyz women married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. In some towns and villages, when a Kyrgyz man decides to marry, he often violently abducts the woman he has chosen. Anaya was a high school student who attended boarding school outside of her home town. She returned for the holidays and fell victim to a common custom in her country, namely the kidnapping of women who are then forced to marry. “Kyrgyzstan woman have no right to protest, they have no...

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