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The 16 Days Campaign: Hope, Strength and Power Prevail

12/09/2011

So often, stories of sexual violence leave one left with a debilitating sense of hopelessness and despair at the extent of the problem and the wide-ranging and enduring effects on survivors and their communities. For this year’s 16 Days Campaign, PHR is pleased to relay the hope, strength, and power that we’ve witnessed while traveling in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where mass rape in conflict situations has been so extreme.

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Current Work

Dr. Alumeti and Panzi Hospital: Symbols of Health and Hope for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Congo

06/24/2011

Dr. Alumeti of Panzi Hospital, Congo, recounted to PHR staff his experience working with survivors of sexual violence at Panzi, his words holding promise for the thousands of women who survive rape at the hands of armed combatants in the dense forests and remote villages of eastern DRC.

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PHR trip to Kenya and Congo, Day 2

03/09/2011

Dr. Emily Rogena teaches forensic pathology at the University of Nairobi School of Medicine. Her soft voice and sweet smile belie a hard-nosed scientist who has worked for years to develop better systems to deal with sexual abuse, torture, and violence.

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Marking the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

03/08/2011

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the political, economic, and social achievements of women around the world. To recognize this historic day, PHR is highlighting the enormous challenges we face in addressing mass rape in armed conflicts.

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Giving Refuge: Reflections on Working with Asylum Seekers

11/15/2010

In the newspapers, we read wrenching stories about suffering in faraway places such as Sudan, Rwanda, Congo, and Myanmar; through this work, these stories have become real to me.

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