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.
Urge Secretary Kerry to Prioritize Human Rights in Burma
Secretary Kerry will be visiting Burma in August and will have the opportunity to pressure the Burmese government to protect human rights and bring justice to victims of persecution and violence. Urge Secretary Kerry to prioritize human rights in Burma.
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.
Demand Accountability and Justice in Syria
The civil war in Syria has led to the death of over 100,000 people and forced millions of others from their homes. Pressure the U.S. government to support accountability efforts to bring perpetrators of heinous human rights violations in Syria to justice.
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 AG Holder: It's Time to Hold Torturers Accountable for Their Actions
Urge Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the use of torture tactics against detainees in U.S. custody and punish the perpetrators.
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.