HAI and AHM expanded efforts to combat sexual exploitation and child labor
received its first-ever US Department of Labor’s Department Bureau of International Labor Affairs grant to reduce workplace sexual harassment and discrimination
Nigeria:Implementing the largest-ever grant for men who have sex with men (MSM) programming in Sub-Saharan Africa
Cote d’Ivoire: Successfully provided services to key populations in 75% of Cote d’Ivoire’s health zones
Latin America and Caribbean
Developed evidenced-based, effective, and culturally appropriate mental health services for victims of torture and trauma on Colombia’s Pacific Coast
Has provided direct psycho-social services to 1,175 Afro-Colombian survivors of trauma
Successful partnership with Johns Hopkins University
Dominican Republic: Worked with transgendered female sex workers. Successfully “greenhoused” five organizations, which continue to provide services to LGBT individuals even after the project close
Partnered with Johns Hopkins University for the largest clinical study of torture treatment ever conducted, which measured 3 separate interventions and proved that a components-based approach was effective.
Founded the Trauma Recovery and Training Center (TRTC) in 2007, modeled after the Kovler Center, which became an independent Kurdish non-governmental organization in 2012.
Promoted the Government of Iraq’s adherence to the UN Convention Against Torture, including the provision of legal representation to victims of police and security forces, the training of local NGOs, and the documentation of the use of torture in jails.
Founded In 1987; located in Rogers Park
One of first torture treatment centers in US
Since founding, more than 2,000 survivors from 84 countries served
Has represented the US in Geneva before the UN Convention on Torture (CAT) Review
Kovler Center’s unique Well-Being Questionnaire has been widely recognized as an effective and innovative evaluation tool that measures survivor outcomes. It is being considered by the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture for replication in other torture treatment centers.
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