Physicians for Human Rights Introductory Meeting

We invite you to be a part of the newly founded DUCOM chapter of Physicians for Human Rights. RSVP: here Food will be provided Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) works to ‘advocate for persecuted health workers, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.’ PHR was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for their work to ban landmines. Our medical training grants us a valuable set of skills that can be applied to the promotion of human rights at home and abroad. We plan to host speakers who will inspire, educate, and empower us, as future health care leaders, to leverage our knowledge and compassion to make a much needed impact in the lives of others. At our introductory meeting, we will be providing an overview of the goals of the organization, and our goals as a chapter. These include the following topics, but we welcome your input as well: The physical and psychological effects of torture and sexual violence Forensic documentation of attacks on civilians The unnecessary and excessive use of force during civil unrest The protection of medical institutions and health professionals working on the frontline of human rights crises Health care as a human right Gender issues Environmental health We hope to see you soon to discuss all this and more! Warm regards, Linda Chamberlin & Emma Gordon MD/PhD Candidates Presidents of DUCOM PHR

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