On February 6th I will be attending an event for HealthRight International, an amazing Health and Human Rights organization that I have had the pleasure of working with and supporting for the past 6 years. Next week we celebrate their Human Right’s Clinic which helps survivors of torture. To learn more read their press release below and please, if you can, come to the event with me, retweet this, or send in a donation. https://www.healthright.org/get-involved/events/detail/2013%20HC
HealthRight International’s Human Rights Clinic
Celebrates 20 Years of Service
NEW YORK, NY – On February 6, 2013, the Board of Directors of HealthRight International and Executive Director Sostena Romano will host a special cocktail reception at The Harvard Club to honor the work of its Human Rights Clinic.
The special guest will be Dr. V. Seema*, Pakistani woman leader, human rights crusader and HealthRight International Human Rights Clinic asylum seeker.
HealthRight International will also celebrate its recent achievements providing sustainable access to healthcare for marginalized peoples around the world.
Founded in 1993, HealthRight International’s Human Rights Clinic mobilizes the health sector to assist survivors of torture and abuse seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief in the U.S. HRC trains and deploys volunteer physicians and mental health professionals to provide clinical examinations for survivors, document the scars and signs of abuse, and prepare affidavits for use as expert evidence in immigration proceedings. The rate of grant of asylum for clients who obtained expert affidavits from the Human rights Clinic has been about 85 to 90 percent as opposed to the national average of about 25 percent.
HealthRight International mobilizes the health sector to promote and protect these and other basic human rights and civil liberties for all people, in the United States and abroad. In collaboration with a network of affiliates around the world and in partnership with local communities, HealthRight International works where health is diminished or endangered by violations of human rights and civil liberties.
What: HealthRight International celebrates 20 years of service of its Human Rights Clinic
When: February 6, 2013
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: Harvard Club, 35 West 44th St.
To register: healthright.org or call 212-226-9890
* Name has been changed