PHR's Tech & Human Rights Blog Series is meant to highlight the intersection between technology and human rights, and to examine the increasing role that technology can play in advancing human rights around the world.
The idea was intriguing: create a mobile application that would allow clinicians to document physical findings during medical examinations of sexual violence victims.
What, in effect, PHR is trying to do is leverage the wide-ranging possibilities of technology to leapfrog certain sectors within these low-resourced communities into the digital age.
It is estimated that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be victims of sexual assault during college. As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to an end – marked in April in the United States – I thought it was important to take a deeper look at an issue that profoundly affects those with whom I live and study each day.
As we approach International Women's Day and reflect on the goals of our Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, we at Physicians for Human Rights sometimes feel like we are swimming against an inexorable tide of denial and temporizing attitudes.