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Tech & Human Rights Blog Series

05/19/2015

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.

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Doctor and Patient in Idlib, Syria

Under the Gun: Practicing Medicine in Syria

03/10/2015

By the end of 2011, government security forces were bringing detained members of the opposition to my hospital for treatment. Members of the security forces would insult and physically attack the medical staff, while also causing chaos by shooting their weapons into the air.

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Doctor in Aleppo, Syria

Documentation Vital to Ending Attacks on Health Care Workers

01/15/2015

2014 was a distressing year for health care workers in conflict areas around the world, as attacks on medical professionals and facilities were carried out in numerous countries. As these attacks continue, they must be appropriately documented in order to increase available information, raise awareness, and find appropriate solutions that facilitate accountability and ultimately prevent future violence.

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Syria Doctor Hand

Critical Condition: a Syrian Female Doctor Makes a Desperate Plea to the U.N. for Help

11/04/2014

Before the uprising began more than three years ago, the Syrian healthcare system was suffering, but now it is in critical condition and desperate need of life-saving support.

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Syrian Woman in Halak, Aleppo

Syria’s Forgotten Civilians

09/26/2014

As atrocities committed by the self-declared Islamic State (IS), also called ISIS or ISIL, dominate media headlines, we must not forget the civilians who have been suffering since long before IS gained a stronghold in parts of Syria and Iraq.

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