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Dr. Mukwege

Changing the Narrative on Sexual Violence in the DRC


This week in Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament bestows its most prestigious human rights award, the Sakharov Prize, to Dr. Denis Mukwege, who is world-renowned for the struggle to prevent rape in the war-ravaged and underdeveloped Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Kenyan Police Officer Joseph Kibet

Moving Forward to End Sexual Violence


PHR has helped local activists create numerous self-governing medical-legal networks across Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help facilitate collaboration and cooperation among medical professionals, legal and judicial experts, the media, local communities, and NGOs.

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Dr. Denis Mukwege

Recognizing Dr. Denis Mukwege and His Inspirational Fight against Sexual Violence


Our dear friend and medical partner Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was announced the winner of the Sakharov Prize.

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A Nurse Treats an Ebola Patient in Guinea

Ebola: Dying of Poverty for Lack of a Functioning Health Care System


It was foreseeable that if an Ebola outbreak in an impoverished African country moved from rural to urban areas, the existing heath care systems would be unable to treat everyone or prevent further transmissions. Years of conflict, lack of education, corruption, distrust of government, and chronic underinvestment in the health care system would take their toll.

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Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court

Misguided Criticisms of the International Criminal Court


The ICC has received a variety of criticism. The African Union, for example, has accused the court of anti-African bias. One of the most vocal critics is Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who charged the ICC with “shallowness” for pursuing the Kenya cases.

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