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Human Dignity Awards Dinner 2018
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Human Dignity Awards Dinner 2018

We thank the generous donors and sponsors who helped make our 7th Annual Human Dignity Awards Dinner (HDAD) sucha success. HDAD was a celebration of Women in Human Rights and Healing and the event raised over $63,000 to support survivors of torture to receive much needed medical, psychological and social services. Honorees included City of Second Chances awardee LA City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, Community Partner awardee Change a Life Foundation and...

February 22, 2019February 22, 2019by
KPCC Take Two Profile on Religious Persecution features PTV
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KPCC Take Two Profile on Religious Persecution features PTV

More than 4 in 10 refugees and asylum-seekers living in the U.S. experienced torture in their home countries. As the Trump Administration looks to restrict asylum claims, there’s one program in Los Angeles working to help migrants deal with the effects of torture, as they seek permission to stay in the U.S. KPCC’s Aaron Schrank...

February 21, 2019February 21, 2019by
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Cooking Chicken Pilau, A Ugandan Taste of Home

Musa really enjoys sampling the exciting flavors that Los Angeles’ different immigrant communities bring to the table. Tasting an unfamiliar dish often inspires him to experiment with a new spice, or try a different way of preparing an old favorite. Cooking is a very positive activity for Musa because the kitchen is a space where...

February 21, 2019February 21, 2019by
Government Shutdown Hurts Asylum Seekers and Delays Family Reunification for Survivors
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Government Shutdown Hurts Asylum Seekers and Delays Family Reunification for Survivors

Meet Ahmed, Survivor from Afghanistan Ahmed hasn’t seen or been with his wife and three daughters for 9 years now. His asylum hearing in immigration court, scheduled in early January, was canceled due to the government shutdown. When the government re-opens, his case will likely be rescheduled for sometime in 2022. Had the judge awarded...

January 23, 2019March 6, 2019by
Niels Frenzen Talks With KPCC About The Border And The Caravan
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Niels Frenzen Talks With KPCC About The Border And The Caravan

PTV board member and Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School Of Law spoke with A. Martinez on KPCC’s Take Two radio broadcast. Listen in as Niels sheds light on critical considerations of asylum and immigrant rights at the border. Listen to the full episode here. Photo credit: USC Gould School...

November 20, 2018February 21, 2019by
Client Emergency Fund
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Client Emergency Fund

Many survivors struggle with no resources and are unable to work in their first year of arrival. PTV's Client Emergency Fund...

Detention
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Detention

Survivors of torture often seek every possibility for safety for themselves and their families. Upon arriving at the U.S....