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The rapidly spreading Ebola epidemic in West Africa is both a human rights and public health crisis. Widney Brown, PHR director of programs, discusses the Ebola epidemic at a panel event hosted by Roosevelt House examining the human rights standards applicable to the epidemic, and the threat posed not only to Africa, but also to the rest of the world.
Samira’s story is a chilling, but all too common, example of the fear and persecution that doctors in Syria face on a daily basis. Multiple times throughout her country’s civil war, Samira has suffered from the persistent targeting of doctors.
Dr. B is a medical professional who has personally experienced the Syrian regime’s ongoing attacks on medical personnel and facilities. He and his colleagues live in constant fear of additional attacks, anxious that another rocket will fall and demolish their hospital and all those inside.
PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones brings together doctors, nurses, social workers, police officers, lawyers, magistrates, and judges with the goal of helping stakeholders to collect, document, and preserve evidence of sexual violence in order to help improve local prosecutions. This video provides a short preview of our program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya and how it works to promote justice and accountability for survivors of sexual violence.
PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones is a multi-year training and advocacy initiative that aims to forge coalitions among regional medical, law enforcement, and legal experts. PHR’s goal is to dramatically increase local capacity for the collection of court-admissible evidence of sexual violence to support the future prosecution of these crimes. This video provides a glimpse into PHR’s program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya and the medical-legal network that has had positive effects on survivors of sexual violence and methods of accountability.