July 17th, 2013

House of Lords Debate the Sudanese Question: My First Day as a HART Intern

On my first day as an intern at HART I was propelled into the world of government policy with a trip to the House of Lords, and as a recent politics graduate with a longstanding interest in Sudan this was an extremely exciting opportunity.  ...

July 4th, 2013

Afternoon tea at the House of Lords: HART competition winners describe their experience

In April, Anna Carey, Chris Jaffe, Eloise Turner and John Maier became the winners of our 2013 scholarship competition.   Anna and John wrote insightful essays on Burma’s progress towards democracy, whilst Eloise and Chris created thought provoking artwork on the theme Remember Sudan....

July 1st, 2013

NEW TEACHERS AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR EDUCATION IN SOUTH SUDAN

From our partners in South Sudan; the Marol Academy, we learn of exciting new developments regarding the future of its teaching staff… ‘Beneath the shade of a tree, and on precariously arranged branches, small cohorts of eclectically uniformed pupils gather in their little village schools....

June 19th, 2013

An Intern’s eye view: A week of advocacy for Burma’s ethnic nationals.

The plight of Burma’s ethnic nationals was in the spotlight last week with peers discussing the issue twice on Wednesday, and a demonstration for the Global day of Action for Kachin on Friday....

May 2nd, 2013

Swim for Change: Join us crossing the English Channel

In the first week of July this year, I will be undertaking a relay swim across the English Channel with a team of six swimmers in order to raise funds and awareness for HART....

April 25th, 2013

The EU lifts sanctions against Burma: what about the ethnic nationals?

  EU Sanctions against Burma and the plight of the ethnic nationals On June 9th 2011, the Burmese army broke a 17 year ceasefire agreement in Kachin state, Burma....

April 23rd, 2013

Illegal since 1985, but today 30,000 girls in the UK are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation and there hasn’t been a single prosecution.

  Female Genital Mutilation has, in the last few weeks, become a much more visible in the public conscious. Two weeks ago it featured in an episode of Causality and last week The Sunday Times featured an article on anti-FGM campaigner, Nimko Ali, who has received death threats for speak out against the practice....

April 19th, 2013

Good news from friends in South Sudan

Twenty years ago Abraham’s brother and sister in law were captured as slaves by Arab raiders from north Sudan, their son who was 3 years old was not captured but was separated from his parents....

April 1st, 2013

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