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51. Blowin’ in the Wind

(Web Page; Thu Jan 05 11:38:00 CST 2017)

Editor's Note: This blog post has been updated to reflect a correction on Kolbassia Haoussou's quote. In the opening plenary of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, I listened to speaker after speaker recount the pervas...

Description: In the opening plenary of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, I listened to speaker after speaker recount the pervasiveness of sexual violence in war and the toll it takes on survivors. It made me wonder: how many rapes does it take before we make the world a place where all people live free – free from the fear of sexual violence?

52. Copy of About PHR

(Web Page; Wed Mar 08 17:06:00 CST 2017)

History Since 1986, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR was founded on the idea that physicians, scientists, and other...

Description: Since 1986, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.

53. PHR receives $8M gift from Open Society Foundations

(Web Page; Tue Apr 25 12:21:00 CDT 2017)

I’m delighted to let you know that, at Physicians for Human Rights’ (PHR) third annual gala, Open Society Foundations (OSF) President Chris Stone made an $8 million challenge gift to PHR to help us build our global network ...

Description: Open Society Foundations (OSF) President Chris Stone made an $8 million challenge gift to PHR to help us build our global network of health professionals and human rights advocates and to further our groundbreaking work using science and medicine to promote justice.

54. About PHR

(Web Page; Fri May 11 09:11:00 CDT 2018)

History Since 1986, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR was founded on the idea that physicians, scientists, and oth...

Description: Since 1986, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.

55. Now Is Not the Time to Step Back from Global AIDS Funding

(Web Page; Wed May 25 14:51:00 CDT 2011)

NPR's Morning Edition recently reported on a visit to Capitol Hill by the Afghanistan Minister of Health Sayid Fatimie. This short report asked the question: should foreign aid for global health be viewed as a way of helping poor co...

Description: NPR's Morning Edition recently reported on a visit to Capitol Hill by the Afghanistan Minister of Health Sayid Fatimie. This short report asked the question: should foreign aid for global health be viewed as a way of helping poor countries or should it serve foreign policy objectives?

56. Dr. Alumeti and Panzi Hospital: Symbols of Health and Hope for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Congo

(Web Page; Fri Jul 08 14:41:00 CDT 2011)

It’s infrequent that stories of hope, compassion, and progress emerge from the war-torn Kivu provinces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). But in early June, the staff of PHR was honored to hear from Dr. Désir&e...

Description: Dr. Alumeti of Panzi Hospital, Congo, recounted to PHR staff his experience working with survivors of sexual violence at Panzi, his words holding promise for the thousands of women who survive rape at the hands of armed combatants in the dense forests and remote villages of eastern DRC.

57. Learning about Uganda

(Web Page; Tue Dec 06 15:44:00 CST 2011)

Hello from Kampala! My name is Neil, and I am a second-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine. I have been incredibly lucky to have the chance to travel to Uganda with a group of PHR leaders and other students. We're here t...

Description: Hello from Kampala! My name is Neil, and I am a second-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine. I have been incredibly lucky to have the chance to travel to Uganda with a group of PHR leaders and other students.

58. Between Indignation, Hope, and Resolution

(Web Page; Tue Jun 05 11:00:00 CDT 2012)

I entered the Congo for the first time via the border that separates it from Burundi. We had taken a paved road to the border crossing in Burundi. The asphalt turned to dust, and then we were on the Congo side. I surveyed the landscap...

Description: I entered the Congo for the first time via the border that separates it from Burundi. We had taken a paved road to the border crossing in Burundi. The asphalt turned to dust, and then we were on the Congo side.

59. 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.

60. Changing the Narrative on Sexual Violence in the DRC

(Web Page; Wed Nov 26 09:18:00 CST 2014)

This week in Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament bestows its most prestigious human rights award, the Sakharov Prize, to Dr. Denis Mukwege, who is world-renowned for the struggle to prevent rape in the war-ravaged and underdevelo...

Description: This week in Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament bestows its most prestigious human rights award, the Sakharov Prize, to Dr. Denis Mukwege, who is world-renowned for the struggle to prevent rape in the war-ravaged and underdeveloped Democratic Republic of the Congo.