PHR today called on the president of Somalia to reverse the convictions of two people: a 27-year-old mother of five who alleges that she was gang-raped by soldiers, and a journalist who has reported on sexual violence in camps for internally displaced Somalis.
A delegation of grassroots women’s rights activists who came to the 20th African Union Summit are frustrated with continued broken promises for security and call on all Heads of States to make stronger commitments to stop rape in conflict.
The epidemic of rape and sexual violence continues to stalk all of Darfur. As a study by Physicians for Human Rights has shown, the health consequences of rape are staggering, with enormous implications for the well-being of women and girls who have been attacked.
The New Statesman reports on PHR's recent brief on Darfur, detailing the widespread attacks that take place in the absence of active armed conflict.
The Jewish Daily Forward's Leonard Fein invites PHR's Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Eisa to celebrate Passover and share his story of growing up in Sudan.