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Welcome to the Phoenix Zones Initiative Resource Center, which includes a collection of materials that address how we can better understand and treat one another, animals, and the planet. Please reach out if you have questions or suggestions.

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We Need to End Animal Trafficking

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Trafficking is one of the cruelest ways to limit basic freedoms and to foster abuse and exploitation. However, animal trafficking is common worldwide.

Trafficking live animals is closely tied to the emergence of novel pathogens such as COVID-19, and animal trafficking is an important aspect of the global exploitation of animals for food, fiber, and research. Learn more about animal trafficking and about policy changes that can help end it.

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Society of Asylum Medicine

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The Society of Asylum Medicine (SAM) provides resources for and promotes community and interaction among professionals who work with individuals seeking asylum. 

Asylum medicine is a field of healthcare professionals who conduct medical and mental health forensic evaluations of asylum seekers.

SAM’s goal is to promote community, scholarship, and advocacy among those involved in asylum medicine.

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How to Help Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Conflict, violence, persecution, and environmental degradation have driven up internal and external displacement all around the world. More than 80 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide.

In this short presentation by Phoenix Zones Initiative CEO Dr. Hope Ferdowsian, find out why people are forced to migrate from their homes, the many challenges they face, and ways that healthcare workers and other professionals can help refugees and asylum seekers.

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Effective Advocacy: A Toolkit to Support Advocates Working for Systems Change

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Effective advocacy addresses the deep roots of social and environmental injustice in ways that transform our systems and institutions so that everyone can rise and thrive. Explore Phoenix Zones Initiative’s toolkit to help you engage in meaningful change for people, animals, and the planet.

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How to Submit Comments on Public Regulations

By Phoenix Zones Initiative

Date: November 6, 2020
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Interested in submitting a public comment on federal regulations? Learn how here.

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What’s Trade Got to Do with It?

Impact Fashion Phoenix Zones Initiative Panel

Date: September 5, 2020
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At the fifth annual Impact Fashion Summit and Show, Phoenix Zones Initiative’s team reported on the human, animal, and environmental health costs of fashion. The team covered the impact of trade policy and what we can all do to lobby for change.

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