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Join PHR in advocating for persecuted health workers, for stopping torture, for the investigation of mass atrocities, and for bringing justice to ill-treated populations.

Tell DHS Secretary Nielsen: STOP the expansion of family detention at the U.S. border
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services are taking steps to REMOVE limits on how long children can be detained in U.S. detention centers.

Tell the U.S. Government to Act in Myanmar
August 25, 2017 marked the start of a wave of violent attacks and human rights abuses against the Muslim minority Rohingya people in Rakhine State, Myanmar. More than 720,000 Rohingya were forced to flee their homes, seeking refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. One year later, there has still been no action from the U.S. government on the appalling situation in Myanmar.

Take action now - tell your representatives to investigate the health consequences of family detention.

Demand Investigation and Accountability in Myanmar (Burma)
Since August 2017, the Myanmar military’s campaign of extreme violence against Rohingya Muslims has forced an estimated 650,000 Rohingya civilians into neighboring Bangladesh. Refugee accounts, documented physical injuries, and satellite imagery have presented the world with incontrovertible evidence that these men, women, and children fled unimaginable atrocities, including indiscriminate killing, rape, and the burning and destruction of their villages.

There is something you can do today to help. Urge your congressional representatives to pass the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2017 (S.2060) and the Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2017 (H.R.4223) to support accountability for atrocities committed against the Rohingya, authorize assistance to entities that document evidence of abuse, and impose targeted sanctions against the senior officials responsible.

Sign The Health Professionals' Pledge Against Torture
Recent political dialogue in the United States has included open discussion of a return to waterboarding – and “worse.” This unacceptable threat to human rights demands action from everyone, especially those committed to “do no harm.” It is a critical moment for health professionals to speak out against torture.