The new PHR report, Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women, is now available at DarfuriWomen.org. "This is not my country. We get raped when we leave the camp. In my village, we could do what we wanted and there was enough food. I want to go back to my village, but it's still not safe." This is one of 88 Darfuri women now living in the Farchana refugee camp in Chad, who were interviewed for the new Physicians for Human Rights report Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women.
Women took center stage yesterday at Crisis in Darfur, a breakfast panel at the National Press Club, both as speakers and as figures in the peace process. The event was co-hosted by PHR and the Nobel Women's Initiative.
Head on over to DarfuriWomen.org to watch the webcast from 8:30 to 10:00 am today (4/14), at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Physicians for Human Rights and the Nobel Women's Initiative are holding a breakfast panel discussion featuring some of the leading experts on Sudan.
People are worried about Sudan. Following the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant for President Omar Al-Bashir, nearly all humanitarian organizations were expelled from the country.
After Dr. Ahmed visited us at PHR on Monday, he was interviewed by Boston Globe reporter James F. Smith, who blogged Dr. Ahmed's comments yesterday and adapted the piece for a newspaper feature today.