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Phoenix Zones Initiative
Phoenix Zones Initiative
Advancing Rights | Health | Wellbeing
Advancing Rights | Health | Wellbeing

Phoenix Zones Initiative | Our Mission


Phoenix Zones Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of human and animal rights, health, and wellbeing through robust structural change, including attention to the synergistic influence of norms, values, legal and economic frameworks, and policy priorities. Led by physicians and a diverse cross-sectoral team, Phoenix Zones Initiative recognizes the inextricable links between the welfare of people, animals, and our life-sustaining planet.

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A Belmont Report for Animals?
Responding to historical abuses in the conduct of human research, in 1979, the Belmont Report established key ethical principles to which human research should adhere: respect for autonomy, obligations to beneficence and justice, and special protections for vulnerable individuals and populations. Despite ongoing moral problems, no similar, comprehensive, and principled effort has addressed the use of animals in research.
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Asylum Medicine: Standard and Best Practices
Physicians and other healthcare professionals can play an important role in the forensic medical and psychiatric evaluation of individuals seeking asylum, since 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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The Phoenix Effect | Turning Vulnerability into Resilience
The Phoenix Effect reveals how individuals who have endured trauma—war, abuse, and displacement—can rise from the proverbial ashes and thrive. Learn how compelling stories of survivors mixed with the latest science on resilience can help us understand the biological foundations for recovery, peace, and hope.
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The phoenix hope can wing her flight thro' the vast deserts of the skies, and still defying fortune's spite, revive, and from her ashes rise."
Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
You cannot cheat with the law of the conservation of violence: All violence is paid for..."
Pierre Bourdieu, PhD
Pierre Bourdieu, PhD
We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.”
Albert Schweitzer, MD
Albert Schweitzer, MD

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