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Rape Survivor in the DRC

Banning of Film in DRC Represents Attempt to Silence Survivors of Sexual Violence


PHR strongly condemns a decision by the government of the DRC to ban a film on sexual violence in the country in an attempt to cover up this pervasive issue.

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Preliminary Statement on the Hoffman Report


PHR’s statement outlines key findings of the Hoffman report and provides recommendations for accountability, policy reform, and justice.

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Navy Nurse Press Call


Physicians for Human Rights commends the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge the nurse who refused to participate in the force-feeding of Guantánamo detainees.

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The Crisis in Syria Turns Four


Ahead of the four-year anniversary of the crisis in Syria, Physicians for Human Rights and partner organizations call on permanent members of the UN Security Council to refrain from using their veto power when confronted with a crisis in which civilians are at impending risk of atrocity crimes.

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Current Work

Public Health Leaders Join PHR in Call to End Unnecessary Ebola Quarantines


Prominent leaders express concern over decisions by U.S. Governors to impose mandatory 21-day quarantine on health care workers returning from West African countries.

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