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61. 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.

62. 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.

63. Science Article Shows that the US Government Used Bad Science to Commit and Conceal Torture

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

(CAMBRIDGE, MA) In an article to be published tomorrow by the journal Science, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) experts show that the Bush administration relied on flawed science to justify the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (...

Description: In an article to be published tomorrow by the journal Science, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) experts show that the Bush administration relied on flawed science to justify the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) which were previously recognized as torture by the U.S. government...

64. Community Unites for Town Meeting on Global AIDS and Human Rights

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

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2008 -- On Monday, Dec. 8, at Harvard Medical School in Boston, community members and experts join for a landmark town meeting titled “HIV/AIDS and the Right to Health: Leadership in the U.S. and Globally.” Th...

Description: BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2008 — On Monday, Dec. 8, at Harvard Medical School in Boston, community members and experts join for a landmark town meeting titled "HIV/AIDS and the Right to Health: Leadership in the U.S. and Globally." The event, which commemorates World AIDS Day and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is underwritten by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) through the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is co-organized by PHR, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (AAC), Partners In Health, and the Fran??ois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights.

65. Eight Million Dollar Gift Jumpstarts New Era for Physicians for Human Rights

(Web Page; Thu Aug 10 15:32:00 CDT 2017)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) announced today that it will receive an $8 million gift from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a longtime funder of PHR’s crucial work in harnessing the powerful voices of science and medicine to...

Description: Largest contribution in PHR’s 30-year history, Open Society Foundations gift will strengthen organization’s efforts to advance human rights through science and medicine

66. Toolkit for Using Round 10 of the Global Fund (Updated)

(Web Page; Thu Jul 28 10:48:00 CDT 2011)

UPDATE July 2011: Now includes Ensuring Equality: A Guide to Addressing and Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination in the Health Sector (pdf), 2011 health system strengthening addition to Global Fund Round 11. To support applicants in...

Description: To support applicants in including health systems strengthening interventions in their proposals, PHR and the Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative, an international civil society-led coalition supported by the Global Health Workforce Alliance, in collaboration with Health Systems 20/20, have developed this Health Systems Strengthening Toolkit for Global Fund Round 10 Proposals.

67. Letter to the UN General Assembly to Block Candidacy of Belarus for Human Rights Council

(Web Page; Thu Sep 22 09:25:00 CDT 2011)

Re: Candidacy of Belarus for the UN Human Rights Council Your Excellency, On May 17, your government will cast a vote in the UN General Assembly (GA) for members of the UN Human Rights Council. No country can be elected unless an absol...

Description: Belarus, which fails to cooperate with United Nations human rights mechanisms and has one of the worst human rights records in Europe, is running for election to the Human Rights Council from the Eastern European Group. We write to urge your government to commit itself to opposing Belarus' election to the Council, and to encourage other governments to also oppose Belarus.