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No Rubber Stamping Here

openDemocracy.net
05/24/2011

Susannah Sirkin is one of 120 women from thirty-three countries at a Nobel Women's Initiative conference who aren't rubber-stamping position papers developed by 'sherpas' in months of background haggling. These women are their own sherpas, and the heavy lifting of formulating policy is going on here and now, in the room.

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PHR Sounds Alarm about Safety and Survival in Darfur's Kalma Camp

08/10/2010

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today raised grave concern for the residents of the Kalma Camp in South Darfur and the thousands of others displaced by recent fighting in the camp and a humanitarian blockade imposed by the Government of Sudan...

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PHR Seeks Balanced US Plan to Respond to Violence against Women in Darfur

03/31/2010

On the eve of the US government's expected release of a plan to address violence against women and girls in Darfur, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) renews its call for an integrated plan that balances treatment and support for violence survivors with broader programming that reduces vulnerability to sexual and gender-based violence.

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Rights Groups Urge Clinton to Address Treatment of Rape Survivors in Sudan Policy

11/20/2009

(Washington, DC) — Forty human rights and advocacy groups have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling for restoration of sexual and gender-based violence programming as a priority issue for U.S. policy on Sudan.

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Physicians Prescribe Policy Changes to End Sexual Violence Against Darfuri Women and Girls

10/28/2009

Washington, DC — A panel of physicians from Sudan and the US proposed policy changes — including involvement of Darfuri women in strategies to secure their safety — to address gaps in US foreign policy and to end widespread sexual violence against women and girls in Sudan and Chad. The doctors also pressed for provision of appropriate health care for survivors of gender-based violence, as well as an end to impunity for crimes such as rape.

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