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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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A Belmont Report for Animals?

By Hope Ferdowsian and colleagues, Cambridge Quarterly for Healthcare Ethics

Date: October 4, 2019
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Responding to historical abuses in the conduct of human research, in 1979, the Belmont Report published key ethical principles to which human research should adhere. The same principles can be extended to nonhuman animals.

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Prosecuting Sexual Violence in Conflict: A Medical Approach

By Hope Ferdowsian, Ranit Mishori, and Karen Naimer, Angle Journal

Date: January 20, 2016
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Clinicians can take on new roles in providing forensic medical evidence in sexual violence crimes, and in working with legal advisors and law enforcement to end a culture of impunity.

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Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

By Sasha Costanza-Chock, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Date: 2020
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Costanza-Chock offers ideas on how we can build a better world designed with liberation, community, sustainability, and justice in mind.

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Rethinking the Ethics of Research Involving Animals

By Tom Beauchamp, Hope Ferdowsian, and John Gluck, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

Date: April 3, 2014
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This special journal issue explores the ethics of research involving animals and creative ways to reimagine our treatment of our fellow vulnerable beings.

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Asylum Medicine: Standard and Best Practices

By Hope Ferdowsian, Katherine McKenzie, and Amy Zeidan, Health and Human Rights Journal

Date: May 6, 2019
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Appropriately documented objective clinical evidence of torture and other forms of persecution can increase the likelihood that survivors of human rights abuses obtain asylum.

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Sanctuary-Making as Rural Political Action

By Elan Abrell, Journal for the Anthropology of North America

Date: November 20, 2019
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Providing or creating sanctuary as a form of political action is becoming increasingly relevant to social movements in a wide array of political and economic contexts.

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