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.
There are several upcoming training opportunities for health professionals interested in learning more about the medical documentation of survivors of torture and trauma.PHR is hosting two trainings for current and prospective Asylum Network volunteers on how to diagnose, evaluate and document the physical and psychological after-effects of torture and other severe human rights violations.
Gender-based violence threatens the lives and safety of millions of people around the world each year. In the US alone, approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of gender-based violence annually. Sadly, violence against women is more the rule than the exception in many parts of the world.