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Karen Naimer Joins PHR as Program Director for the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones


Cambridge, Mass. – Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today announced that Karen Naimer has joined the organization as Program Director for the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones. In this role, Naimer will be responsible for spearheading and coordinating this new training and advocacy initiative which will forge coalitions and build capacity among legal, medical, and law enforcement experts to support and bolster accountability for sexual violence in East and Central Africa. Naimer will be based in PHR’s Cambridge, Massachusetts office.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights


Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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No Rubber Stamping Here

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


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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Press Release

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


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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