The Prison Rape Elimination Act became law in 2003, but it was not until earlier this year that regulations to implement the law were proposed to be enacted by the Department of Justice. In early May, Physicians for Human Rights submitted comments in support of these proposed standards to prevent, and offer treatment to victims of, sexual abuse in prison.
On Thursday the New York Times reported the alarming and deeply troubling news that Malawi sentenced Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, a gay couple, to 14 years in prison and hard labor.
In 2009, J-H- was an asylum seeker living in Phoenix, Arizona. J-H- is a survivor of female genital cutting (FGC) in her African homeland.
Walked across the desert for three days, with only a canteen of water for subsistence. Arrested and severely beaten for peaceful political organizing, suffering a miscarriage and emergency hysterectomy. Left for dead by a police firing squad, then forced to hide in the wilderness for two months awaiting an opportunity to escape the country undetected. The journey to the US, so often fraught with dangers like these, poses grave health risks to many immigrants.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Physicians for Human Rights are pleased to invite you to a training for health professionals on how to diagnose, evaluate and document the physical and psychological after-effects of torture and other severe human rights violations.