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The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) is an international nongovernmental organization based in St. Paul Minnesota with locations around the world including Ethiopia Jordan Kenya Uganda and the United States. The center extends multidisciplinary rehabilitative care to torture survivors every day. In honor of their 30th anniversary CVT asked individuals to share what hope means to them on a Tumblr webpage. From around the world people sent original photos poems essays and messages of hope the best of which are reproduced here.
Betsy Brown is communications director at CVT and author of the poetry collection Year of Morphines.