Advocating for health care access for Palestinian patients who need to leave Gaza and the West Bank for treatment and educating groups around the barriers in the current permit system.
Mor Efrat is the Director of the Occupied Palestinian Territories Department at Physicians for Human Rights Israel, an NGO promoting the right to health in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Through individual advocacy support for patients and broader policy work around the healthcare profession, Mor has worked for eight years to lift the obstacles that prevent access to health care for patients living in the West Bank and Gaza. In one of the major challenges for Palestinian patients – the freedom of movement – the department Mor leads is able to overturn the denial of permits in more than half of cases. One campaign Mor’s department led had 100% success in turning denied permits to approvals for female cancer patients. Previously, Mor worked as the head of the Human Rights and Social Injustice department at the National Union of Israeli Students and as a group moderator for the Rape Crisis Center in Raanana, Israel, where she hosted workshops for youth to prevent sexual violence. Mor received her bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern studies and international relationship from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her master’s degree in human rights theory and practice from the University of Essex.
Biography current as of 2019-2020 program year