On May 14, we heard loud and clear from Governor Pritzker and Secretary Clinton that we must stand together to champion the rights of survivors of torture. We celebrated the resilience of three incredible women and honored Peter Kovler, founder of the Marjorie Kovler Center, with the Robert H. Kirschner Award for Global Activism. Thank you for standing in solidarity with us! Together, providing access to healing and justice.  To view photos from the event, click here.


The intersection of healing and justice.


Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance, a family of organizations leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 130 years. HAI implements programs in nearly a dozen countries, including in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and in Chicago at the Marjorie Kovler Center for survivors of torture. HAI’s technical areas include mental health and psychosocial support, gender equality, access to justice, and stigma-free HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Across all programs, HAI promotes progressive, innovative approaches to human rights protections and gender equality.

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