Dr. Shafa pictured with Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch
In February of 2018 Dr. Shafa, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to attend a meeting of the United Nations. Surrounded by those who were working tirelessly in the defense of the voiceless citizens of the world, Dr. Shafa observed and lent her own expertise in the formation of innovative solutions for the world’s human rights abuses. Among those leading the charge for justice was Hillel Neuer, the Executive Director of UN Watch, a human rights organization headquartered in Geneva. Mr. Neuer is an international lawyer, writer, and diplomat who has given testimony to both the United Nations and U.S. Congress as an expert on human rights affairs. Dr. Shafa had the distinct honor of meeting with Mr. Neuer to discuss the most pressing issues of our time both for healthcare and the world in general. Dr. Shafa considers it a personal duty to give voice to these individuals. One of her passions is giving women agency in their own lives, and the first step in that process is to educate women – and really, all individuals – about their own health and bodies. Whether it be treating a patient in her own office or speaking about healthcare in the developing world, Dr. Shafa’s goal is to empower those who would otherwise remain silent.