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Worldwide campaign to stop rape, gender violence in conflict gets underway

AfriqueJet
05/05/2012

PHR, along with other aid organizations, pledges support as the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict launches.

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Sexual Attacks in Syria Mapped by Women's Media Center Using Crowdsourcing

IWMF
04/12/2012

Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director of PHR, comments on the utility of crowd sourcing in tracking sexual attacks in Syria, reports the International Women's Media Foundation.

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Dafur Survival Campaign

Medical Evidence of Widespread Torture in Darfur Released by PHR in PLoS Medicine

04/03/2012

Today’s issue of PLoS Medicine features a peer-reviewed study led by PHR that provides rare forensic medical evidence of widespread, sustained torture and other human rights violations by the Government of Sudan (GoS) and allied Janjaweed forces against non-Arabic-speaking civilians in South Darfur.

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New tool helps U.S. group track sex crimes in Syria

Reuters
03/29/2012

A U.S. women's group is using new crowd-sourcing techniques to track rape and other sexual violence across Syria in one of the first efforts to monitor assaults against women during military conflict in real-time.

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Thomas Lubanga

Press Release

International Criminal Court Finds Lubanga Guilty of War Crimes

03/14/2012

Today the International Criminal Court issued a landmark decision in the trial of Thomas Lubanga Djilo, a leader of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). PHR welcomes the decision in the Court’s first major judgment where Lubanga was found guilty of conscripting children under the age of 15 to actively participate in hostilities.

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