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April 9th, 2014

Crisis in South Sudan

  South Sudan is the world’s youngest state. After its independence in 2011, the South Sudanese people hoped their new country would have a brighter future, and could move forward from the long-term conflict and marginalisation they faced as part of the Republic of Sudan....

March 17th, 2014

The PAORINHER project in northern Uganda

Uganda is facing an HIV/ AIDS crisis, with a national average of 7.2% of the population testing HIV positive. Nowhere is this problem more acute than in the Agago District, where 11% of the population have tested positive for HIV, many of whom are young children....

March 7th, 2014

International Women’s Day: Remember the Devadasi

On the 8th March 2014, women worldwide come together to celebrate International Women’s Day, promoting women’s rights and equality....

March 5th, 2014

Women’s Struggle in East Timor

“In East Timor, 80 % of men and women believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife for a specific reason, such as neglecting children, arguing or burning food.”   East Timor, also called Timor Leste, is one of the poorest countries in the world....

March 4th, 2014

The Rohingya Muslims

This essay was Highly Commended in the HART 2014 Scholarship Competition: Burma is a nation split into seven states and seven divisions....

February 28th, 2014

What should the International Community do to end the Plight of Burma’s Ethnic Nationals?

This is the Runner-Up Essay for the HART 2014 Essay Scholarship “Every thought, every word, and every action that adds to the positive and the wholesome is a contribution to peace....

February 26th, 2014

Human rights violations against people affected by leprosy in India

This is the winning essay in the 2014 HART Essay Scholarship Competition, written by Rebecca Thomas.  A constant within the discourse of stigma that certain diseases attract is the notion of immorality; that disease is a punishment for sin....

February 25th, 2014

‘Burma Unmasked’ – the HART 2014 Scholarship Competition

On the 21st February 2014, HART held its annual Scholarship Prize-Giving Event in the Swiss Church, London. The HART Scholarship competition aims to raise awareness of the oppression suffered by the people with whom HART works and to encourage young people to learn about human rights....

February 3rd, 2014

Is Genocide Occurring in Sudan?

On the 28th January 2014, HART and René Cassin hosted a panel discussion entitled ‘Is Genocide Occurring in Sudan?’ detailing what constitutes ‘-genocide-’ under international law and exploring human rights violations facing South Kordofan and the Blue Nile States....

January 28th, 2014

South Sudan Crisis: Impact on the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile

Thursday, 23rd January 2014 brought the news that a Cessation of Hostilities agreement had been signed in Addis Ababa....
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