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61. Stop Rape in War

(Web Page; Tue Dec 09 16:28:00 CST 2014)

Every year, tens of thousands of men, women, and children endure sexual violence during and after armed conflict. According to international law, using rape as a weapon of war is a war crime. Despite this legal protection, armies in doze...

Description: Every year, tens of thousands of men, women, and children endure sexual violence during and after armed conflict. According to international law, using rape as a weapon of war is a war crime. Despite this legal protection, armies in dozens of global conflicts have used rape as a tactic of war with impunity.

62. PHR Urges the African Union to #StayWithTheICC

(Web Page; Wed Oct 09 10:49:00 CDT 2013)

On October 12, 2013, the African Union (AU) will convene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) – in conjunction with various other NGOs from a...

Description: On October 12, 2013, the African Union (AU) will convene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). PHR – in conjunction with various other NGOs from around the world – is participating in the upcoming Thunderclap campaign encouraging the AU to #staywiththeICC.

63. Rising Up: Survivors and the Courageous Responders Who Support Them

(Web Page; Mon Sep 22 09:33:00 CDT 2014)

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. The hallmark image of V-Day is a victim of sexual violence rising from the horror and dehumanization of being targeted to the recovery and empowerment of being a survivor. As million...

Description: The hallmark image of V-Day is a victim of sexual violence rising from the horror and dehumanization of being targeted to the recovery and empowerment of being a survivor. As millions of people will witness the "risings" this week initiated by playwright and activist Eve Ensler and replicated in film, dance, and other events throughout the world, I want to pay tribute to the courageous experts behind the scenes who are critical to this movement.

64. Senator Durbin and Others Introduce Bold Measure to Tackle Massive Health Worker Shortage in Africa, Fight AIDS

(Web Page; Mon May 23 10:40:00 CDT 2011)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) applauds today's Senate introduction of the African Health Capacity Investment Act of 2007, a bipartisan plan introduced by Senator Richard Durbin that would supply $600 million over three years to stem ...

Description: Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) applauds today's Senate introduction of the African Health Capacity Investment Act of 2007, a bipartisan plan introduced by Senator Richard Durbin that would supply $600 million over three years to stem the flood of doctors and nurses out of African countries ...

65. Global Day of Action for the Alaeis on May 12

(Web Page; Mon May 23 10:40:00 CDT 2011)

While the international community celebrates the release of detained US journalist Roxana Saberi, there is still continuing vigilance over the unjust imprisonments of Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei. These brothers are world-renowned Iranian...

Description: While the international community celebrates the release of detained US journalist Roxana Saberi, there is still continuing vigilance over the unjust imprisonments of Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei.

66. Stigma and Discrimination Issues Persist in Implementation of US Global AIDS Programs

(Web Page; Wed May 25 14:50:00 CDT 2011)

Ending HIV-related stigma and discrimination is critical for prevention, treatment and care for millions. PHR?has analyzed the four completed PEPFAR country partnership framework agreements, plus a late-stage draft of Kenya's agreem...

Description: Ending HIV-related stigma and discrimination is critical for prevention, treatment and care for millions.

67. International Criminal Court Finds Lubanga Guilty of War Crimes

(Web Page; Wed Mar 14 10:11:00 CDT 2012)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) welcomes the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) landmark decision issued today in the trial of Thomas Lubanga Djilo, a leader of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). I...

Description: 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.

68. International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict Launches

(Web Page; Fri May 04 15:07:00 CDT 2012)

Today PHR, Nobel Peace Laureates, international advocacy organizations, and groups working at the regional and community levels announced the launch of The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict. A powerfu...

Description: Today PHR, Nobel Peace Laureates, international advocacy organizations, and groups working at the regional and community levels announced the launch of The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict.

69. The Lasting Effects of Sexual Violence

(Web Page; Wed Dec 03 14:47:00 CST 2014)

I remember my feelings of shock and helplessness after learning about traumatic fistula, which – in addition to its debilitating physical symptoms – leads victims to be shunned and isolated from their communities. Traumatic f...

Description: I remember my feelings of shock and helplessness after learning about traumatic fistula, which – in addition to its debilitating physical symptoms – leads victims to be shunned and isolated from their communities. Traumatic fistulas are common in conflict and post-conflict settings, and are often the result of violent rape coupled with deliberate damage.

70. Physicians for Human Rights Honors Heroes of Health Care and Human Rights

(Web Page; Fri May 04 09:56:00 CDT 2018)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) held its annual gala dinner on Wednesday night (May 2) at the Mandarin Oriental in New York, attended by some 250 human rights advocates and activists across industries and sectors, including physicians,...

Description: PHR held its annual gala dinner on Wednesday night (May 2) at the Mandarin Oriental in New York, attended by some 250 human rights advocates and activists across industries and sectors, including physicians, philanthropists, journalists, and others who support the important work done by PHR.