A study demonstrating that women in Herat Province, Afghanistan have an extraordinarily high risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth, along with the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world outside of Africa.
On the basis of direct observation, contact with the prisoners, and interviews prior to and subsequent to this inspection, PHR's 3-member team reported that conditions at Shebarghan were in grave violation of international standards for those held in detention or as prisoners of war. The facilities were entirely inadequate for the care of the number of people held there, the food insufficient in quantity and nutrition, the water supply unclean, sanitation virtually absent, clothing meager, and barred walls open to the elements exposed the inhabitants to winter conditions.
A groundbreaking survey of over 1,000 Afghan women and men about their attitudes and experiences regarding the health and human rights of Afghan women. The report revels that an overwhelming majority of Afghan women and men do not support Taliban policies but do strongly support basic human rights and freedoms for all.
PHR conducted two investigations in Chechnya in 2005. The findings of reveal widespread war crimes against thousands of civilians, including executions, torture, and violations of medical neutrality by Russia's federal forces who are commanded by President Vladimir Putin.