Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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Lynn Amowitz
Physician for Human Rights

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I think where I have made the biggest impact is among medical students and residents who are interested in doing the things that I've done and are not quite sure how to do it or how to take the path to do it. I think that's been my biggest impact.

My impact for the work that I've done I don't think is yet to be seen. The work is out there, and it's slowly sort of being taken up and the work that I do is quoted by a lot of sources - international sources. So people are reading it, but what the full impact is, I'm not sure. Most of it has been in increased appropriation of aid, which is a big impact - doesn't solve the problem but it's a big impact.

I haven't seen that it changes policy, which is what I would like for some of the things. But I'm also not done. I've got a lot of time to go. I hope I'll be able to, in the areas that I've been in, help to mold policy toward the area, to help change the situation, even the smallest amount. That would stop some of these abuses and improve the life for whoever the group is that I'm studying, whether it's women, or men and women, or whoever.

I'd also like to be able for other people to do something similar to what I'm doing, so that we're not the only group in the field doing this type of work, helping develop the methodology for looking at human rights abuses in a scientific manner and coming up with numbers that then change policy that then become advocacy tools. There are not a lot of people doing this and it's a new field, so I'm hoping that's what it will do.

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