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Annual Human Dignity Awards Dinner honored George Takei and Mark Ridley-Thomas

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Events

PTV’s 6th Annual Human Dignity Awards Dinner, raised more than $85,000 and honored actor and LGBT advocate George Takei (Star Trek), Vietnamese human rights activist Ta Phong Tan, and L.A. County Supervisor Mark...

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Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Events, news

  Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training In partnership with The Program for Torture Victims Hosted by the Keck School of Medicine of USC Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma: Evaluating Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Ill Treatment WHEN:      Saturday, April 30, 2016; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm   WHERE:    Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA 90033   Physical and psychological evaluations can help survivors fleeing persecution rebuild their...

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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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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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Human Dignity Awards Dinner, April 26th, 2018

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Events

Please join PTV for a very special evening at our 2018 Human Dignity Awards Dinner, as we honor the incredible women in our community who have stood up for equality and immigrants rights, championed the healing of survivors, and fought for the protection of human rights in their home countries despite facing great adversity. We will be honoring City of Los Angeles Councilwoman, 6th District, Nury Martinez; Executive Director of Change a Life Foundation, Lisa Fujimoto; writer and PTV group workshop facilitator Diane Lefer; as well as a PTV survivor and activist. The night will...

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