Using science and medicine to stop human rights violations
Join PHR in advocating for persecuted health workers, for stopping torture, for the investigation of mass atrocities, and for bringing justice to ill-treated populations.
A Doctor in Turkey Needs Your Help
The Turkish government arrested a doctor and human rights defender in Turkey, Dr. Sebnem Korur Fincanci. We need you to raise your voice again to defend doctors and to ensure that Dr. Fincanci is released without being harmed.
Call for the Closure of the Prison at Guantánamo
When President Obama took office, he vowed to shutter the detention facility at Guantánamo once and for all, recognizing the prison as contradictory to justice now is the time for the president to make good on his promise.
Help End Attacks on Syrian Hospitals
At least 679 health professionals have been killed and 227 medical facilities have been attacked in Syria. The UN Security Council has passed a resolution demanding an end to such attacks. It must enforce that resolution.
Protect the Rights of the Rohingya in Burma
The government of Burma has consistently targeted the Rohingya community in a campaign which may amount to crimes against humanity. Take action now to stop the abuse of the Rohingya.
Stop the CIA Torture Report from Being Buried
The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has requested the federal government to relinquish all copies of the CIA torture report. We must stop his attempt to bury the torture report and to rewrite history on CIA torture.
Call on President Obama to End Indefinite Detention
President Obama must take immediate action and use his authority to transfer detainees who have been cleared for release at Guantánamo, and charge and try the rest in federal courts.
Ensure that the United States Welcomes Syrian Refugees
As the world faces the largest refugee crisis since World War II, we must confront this emergency and provide asylum to those fleeing. We must guarantee the well-being and survival of displaced Syrians.
Ensure that Torture Is Never Again Used by the United States
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report confirming the complicity of health professionals in torture and detainee abuse. In order to hold health professionals and the CIA to account, all involved in the abuse must be investigated.
Stop the Harassment of Turkish Doctors
The Turkish government is targeting and harassing physicians, including members of the Turkish Medical Association, who provided emergency medical care to demonstrators during the Gezi Park protests. Urge Prime Minister Erdogan to stop harassing doctors.
Stop Violence Against Women
By passing the International Violence Against Women Act, the United States can take a stand against violence and help prevent future abuse. Please stand up for women and girls today.
Tell Congress: Help Stop Attacks on Doctors Now
Medical neutrality is one of PHR's core principles. Urge your Representative to support the Medical Neutrality Protection Act today.
Tell Congress: Support Peace and Human Rights Protections in DRC
Tell Congress: Support H. Res. 131: Concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts toward long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights.
Urge President Obama to Stop Force-Feeding of Hunger Strikers
Force-feeding can be a painful, degrading, and inhuman practice. Tell President Obama to end force-feeding once and for all.