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Survivors of Sexual Violence in Kenya Break their Silence

03/20/2014

While the ICC’s case against President Kenyatta has received much attention, many Kenyans will be focusing on remarkable public interest litigation unfolding in their own High Court in Nairobi next week.

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Rising Up: Survivors and the Courageous Responders Who Support Them

02/13/2014

The hallmark image of V-Day is a victim of sexual violence rising from the horror and dehumanization of being targeted to the recovery and empowerment of being a survivor. As millions of people will witness the "risings" this week initiated by playwright and activist Eve Ensler and replicated in film, dance, and other events throughout the world, I want to pay tribute to the courageous experts behind the scenes who are critical to this movement.

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PHR Urges the African Union to #StayWithTheICC

10/09/2013

On October 12, 2013, the African Union (AU) will convene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). PHR – in conjunction with various other NGOs from around the world – is participating in the upcoming Thunderclap campaign encouraging the AU to #staywiththeICC.

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Kenya’s Withdrawal from the ICC Perpetuates Culture of Impunity

09/06/2013

Kenya became the first country to approve a motion to withdraw membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday. While the potential withdrawal will not affect the charges already brought against leaders in Kenya, it sets a bad precedent for other countries party to the ICC, increases the likelihood of impunity, and leaves no recourse for future victims of violence.

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International Campaign to Stop Rape in Conflict Holds DRC Launch

05/18/2012

On May 11, at the Hotel Residence in Bukavu, 130 representatives of civil society organizations as well as individuals gathered to learn about the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict.

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