News Round-Up 12/08/16

August 12th, 2016

News Round-Up 12/08/16

News From HART:

  • Next Friday is World Humanitarian Day. Keep an eye out for some features about our partner countries!
  • Read Meg Kneafsey’s blog post on the history of conflict in Uganda here. If you’re a HART Ambassador, get in touch with Satya at satya.tan@hart-uk.org to write a blog post for the website.

Burma

  • The new civilian government under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi has announced ground breaking reforms of Myanmar’s controversial jade trade. This includes freezing any renewals of existing jade permits and suspending the licensing of new ones. The jade trade has been symbolic of the legacy of cronyism, corruption and abuse left by decades of ruthless military dictatorship.
  • Read more on Joshua Colebourne’s recent blog: Burma’s Jade is lucrative business but will its people ever see the benefit?
Official production of Burma's jade sector was estimated by Global Witness to be worth $31bn (£23.5bn) in 2014. Yet the poverty-wracked populations of jade-producing states have not seen these vast profits. Washington Post/Getty Images.

Official production of Burma’s jade sector was estimated by Global Witness to be worth $31bn (£23.5bn) in 2014. Yet the poverty-wracked populations of jade-producing states have not seen these vast profits. Washington Post/Getty Images.

India

  • India has launched a campaign on social media to celebrate daughters and women with a ‘Daughter’s Week’ that aims to spread the message that female children should be valued. The campaign is part of efforts to change attitudes towards women in the country and was launched by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.

Nigeria

South Sudan

Sudan

Uganda

 


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