About Us | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We uphold the freedom and equal dignity of all human beings.

Our Principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As an international organization focused on health and human rights, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) upholds the freedom and equal dignity of all human beings and is deeply committed to fostering a work environment where the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and non-discrimination are respected and reinforced.   

We believe that having people with diverse identities and perspectives on our staff improves all aspects of our work and better equips us to uphold human rights for all. We are committed  to treating all people with respect and without distinction of any kind resulting from race, ethnicity, religion, language, culture, gender identity, expression, or sexual orientation, country of origin, nationality, immigration status, physical and mental ability, socio-economic status, education level, age, veteran status, pregnancy, family structure, political affiliation and opinion, or any other identity. 

Physicians for Human Rights upholds the freedom and equal dignity of all human beings.

We recognize that belonging to groups that are underrepresented in majority-dominated organizations creates additional barriers to full participation. PHR is thus committed to lifting up voices that have been historically excluded or marginalized due to discrimination and oppression, encouraging and supporting a work environment that is inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds, and respecting and engaging with difference. We actively work to encourage staff to bring their whole selves to the workplace, to promote and sustain an open exchange of ideas, and to create channels for frank discussion and feedback.     

We believe that building an organization that reflects these commitments and that more closely reflects the communities in which we live, work, and serve will help us more fully embody the values PHR cherishes. 

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