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UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture – Celebrating Survival and Resilience

“We tell their stories so they know they are not alone. So they know they are not forgotten.” by Lisa Matos, Program Director, Human Rights Clinic Souleymane*’s body tells a story of severe and prolonged torture and persecution. As a student organizer and supporter of the opposition party in his…

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HealthRight Donates $400,000 of Medical Equipment to clinics in Marakwet County, Kenya

Our work in Kenya has made local news again! HealthRight recently donated $400,000 of medical equipment to clinics in Marakwet County to help improve maternal health throughout the region, and continue our work of improving health outcomes for mothers and newborns.    …

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LGBT struggle continues in asylum process

As the world watches the recent passage of draconian anti-homosexual laws in Russia, Uganda, and Nigeria, we at the Human Rights Clinic are mindful of the consequences left in their wake. Although individuals have been seeking asylum in the United States based on their sexual orientation for decades, it seems…

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Shared Mission of Health Equity Joins NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health and HealthRight International

For Immediate Release June 4, 2014 Contact:  Robert Polner 212.998.2337 / 646.522.3046 robert.polner@nyu.edu Shared Mission of Health Equity Joins NYU’s Global Institute of Public Health and HealthRight International A unique collaboration between New York University’s Global Institute of Public Health (NYU GIPH) and the global health and human rights organization HealthRight International, Inc. was announced…

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One Year Down the Line

Prepared by Dr. KÓuma Thomas One year has passed since I joined HealthRight International Kenya. I had worked amongst refugees and the local populace, in remote and difficult places and even in very stable and predictable areas. After staying with HealthRight for one year, it is time to reflect on…

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Radisson Blu Hotel’s Pastry Chef Leads a Baking Master Class for Halfway House Residents

Ukraine, April 2014 HealthRight’s halfway house in Kyiv, Ukraine, is a transitional residence for women and girls who are pregnant or have young children. Many of the residents are also HIV-infected, escaping violence in their homes, or recovering from substance addictions. The challenges of becoming a mother for the first…

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Elton John meets with HealthRight clients in Kiev

‘Nobody, no one should have to live like this, especially women with children who have no place to go to. Now, with this Center, they have medical treatment, they have scans, they have psychological help, they have someone to talk to, they have somewhere to go.” – Sir Elton John…

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