The model introduces art therapy techniques, psycho-education, peer support, symptom reduction techniques and psychosocial skill building, within the context of a women’s hand sewing collective. See the video on YouTube!
This Fact Sheet, created by the U.S. State Department, is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Bahasa, French, Swahili, Somali, and Tigrinya. It provides brief information on the definition of FGM or FGC, its health effects, the illegal nature of the practice in the U.S., and the immigration and other legal consequences of FGM/C.
Rape and sexual violence are commonly used methods of torture. Providers of services including medical, legal, psychological, or social services to immigrant and refugee populations should be aware of the possibility that their clients may have been subjected to sexual or gender-based violence before, during, or after their refugee journey.
"Healing and The Pursuit of Justice: Challenging Sexual Assault as an Instrument of War"
This manual for facilitators of education and support groups was developed by the Center for Victims of Torture. Although it was developed specifically for use with Bhutanese women, CVT suggests that it may be modified for use with other cultural groups.