A key organisation facilitating international refugee support conferences for over 30 years.

Since 1987, ISHHR has worked with programs of capacity building in a different post-conflict region every 3-5 years, followed by an International Conference on Health and Human Rights. This conference is a unique event for organizations and individuals working with mental health issues affecting people who have experienced trauma in the context of war and organized violence.
ISHHR Norway took over the reins from ISHHR Australia in 2021. Cooperating with a Local Organization Committee in Colombia, we continue to plan a year of capacity building and an international event in the natural beauty of Antioquía, Colombia – if all goes well with the world.
The ISHHR Conference has garnered local support in Colombia, particularly in Antioquía. 20 non-government organizations have agreed to join ISHHR’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) and lend their resources to the work.
All being well, we will welcome experts and speakers froom the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia to present, debate, and help to resolve our common global challenges.

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The ISHHR Council are elected by members of the organisation at each ISHHR Conference. The Council operates as a steering-committee that guides the decisions and actions made by ISHHR as an organisation.

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The ISHHR Secretariat and Council are thrilled to announce, the 11th ISHHR Conference will take place in Medellín, Colombia!

More details about the conference, including the conference theme, dates, and registration details, will be released shortly.


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Presenter Q&As

A series of candid one-on-one conversations with key presenters from the ISHHR 2017 conference discussing their research, key issues in the sector, and how the media can help their cause.

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Photo Gallery

A selection of images from ISHHR 2017, capturing key moments from the event across both the workshops and conference days, as well as attendee & presenter portraits, and social shots from the opening & closing celebrations.

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