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Transgender Woman Attacked as Salvadoran Police Refused to Help  

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Featured, Survivor Stories

Meet Adriana, Survivor from El Salvador Adriana grew up in Central America, a region which has one of the highest murder rates in the world due to endemic gang violence, but it is lesser known that it has the highest rates of LGBT violence in the world as well. Hate crimes against transgender individuals have continued to rise within a culture of absolute impunity for perpetrators, and deep-seated prejudices towards victims; which is exacerbated by a penal system that does not recognize crimes motivated by sexual orientation or gender identity. “For many reasons I was forced to...

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PTV Signs Joint Human Rights Statement Regarding Trump Appointed Officials

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in news

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—As President-elect Trump continues to announce his selections for top positions in the new administration, 22 of the nation’s human rights and faith organizations today released a joint statement of principles regarding the eligibility of nominees for Senate-confirmed positions. Today’s statement outlines key requirements of top administration officials that should be evaluated by the Senate during confirmation hearings, including adherence to the U.S. Constitution and adherence to the rule of law. “It is critical that the Senate demands...

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This Gentle Baker Fought to End Corruption and Voter Intimidation

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Featured, Survivor Stories

Meet Kachig, Survivor from Armenia Kachig is known around the office at PTV, not only for his gentle kindness, but also because every Monday, he brings in a new delicious dessert for everyone to try. Back in his home country of Armenia, he was not only a successful and creative baker, but he was also an activist who courageously stood up to political corruption. He fought for the freedom of assembly and the right to vote for whomever you choose, a pinnacle of American democracy, of which he deeply desired to have instilled in his own country. Violence and coercion at polling stations have...

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Annual Human Dignity Awards Dinner honored George Takei and Mark Ridley-Thomas

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Featured

PTV’s 6th Annual Human Dignity Awards Dinner, raised more than $85,000 and honored actor and LGBT advocate George Takei (Star Trek), Vietnamese human rights activist Ta Phong Tan, and L.A. County Supervisor Mark...

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Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Events, news

  Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training In partnership with The Program for Torture Victims Hosted by the Keck School of Medicine of USC Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma: Evaluating Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Ill Treatment WHEN:      Saturday, April 30, 2016; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm   WHERE:    Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA 90033   Physical and psychological evaluations can help survivors fleeing persecution rebuild their...

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