After attending a PHR training, those health professionals can then sign up with PHR’s Asylum Network, a group of more than 500 volunteers who conduct assessments of asylum applicants nationwide.
The conditions at Guantánamo Bay inflicted lasting physical and psychological harm on many men. As a recent New York Times investigation shows, many men detained in CIA and military custody suffer from lasting mental and physical harm as a result of their mistreatment. They have not received support.
The news that three Palestinian hunger strikers – one of them on the verge of death – have recently secured an end to administrative detention in Israeli prisons is welcome. Twenty-year-old Malik al-Qaadi and two brothers, Muhammed and Mahmoud al Balboul, had all been refusing food since July, and al-Qaadi was in an induced coma when a deal was struck with Israeli authorities for their release.
Afghan physician Dr. Tamana Asey finds hymen examinations to be "total abuse." She is at the forefront of change on this issue.
World leaders have been given the opportunity to change the situation in Syria and end the ongoing violence at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.