The Hill, 10.18.13
Please join Physicians for Human Rights and Human Rights First for a reception honoring
Dr. Denis Mukwege
Founder and Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Monday, October 21, 2013
3:30 – 5:30 pm
at the Stewart R. Mott House
122 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
As founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital, Dr. Denis Mukwege and his staff have treated over 30,000 survivors of sexual violence. The hospital not only addresses the immediate medical needs of survivors, but also provides legal and psycho-social services. Dr. Mukwege has received numerous awards for his tireless advocacy against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and for his courageous efforts to provide essential services to survivors of rape.
Human Rights First will honor Dr. Mukwege with its 2013 Human Rights Award, an honor dedicated to human rights defenders on the frontlines of the struggle for freedom. Physicians for Human Rights collaborates with Dr. Mukwege and the staff of Panzi Hospital to bolster local networks of collaboration among the health and legal communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to end impunity for sexual violence and support meaningful access to justice for survivors of these crimes.
We hope you will be able to join us.
CBS News, 10.06.13
Thursday, October 10, 2013
333 7th Avenue, 13th Floor,
New York, NY 10001
Human Rights First and Global Justice Ministry invite you to join us for a conversation with Eric Gitari, a human rights activist from Kenya. The briefing will focus on Eric’s efforts to repeal the current criminalization laws affecting LGBT people in Kenya through litigation, grassroots campaigns, and policy lobbying.
Eric Gitari is co-founder of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) and a human rights lawyer and activist. His work focuses on immigration law, refugees and asylum seekers, public litigation, and civil liberties. Eric has worked as a program manager at the HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya (HRTK) office in Nairobi and as the LGBTIQ Associate at Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) where he co-authored the report The Outlawed Amongst Us that focused on the human rights challenges facing LGBTI people in Kenya. Through his work with LGBTI refugees, Eric also provided a valuable contribution to Human Rights First’s 2012 report, The Road to Safety: Strengthening Protection for LGBTI Refugees in Uganda and Kenya.
Our offices are located at 333 Seventh Avenue (between 28th and 29th streets), 13th floor, New York, New York 10001. A light breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30am.
We hope to see you there!
Please RSVP to FD@humanrightsfirst.org.
Washington Post, 9.26.13
Associated Press, 9.25.13
The Hill, 9.20.13