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September 25th, 2014

Change Can be a Reflective Choice: reflections on an internship with SWAN

Sana Ahmad reflects on her internship with the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and her journey into the field of human rights.  ...

September 17th, 2014

Getting To Know Burma

Gemma Heard explains why she fell in love with Burma, and invites you to join her as she learns more about this fascinating country.  ...

September 16th, 2014

HART: the elusive art of sustainable Aid and Development

Hannah Todd looks back on her summer internship with HART and examines the politics of aid and development. With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) looming and criticism of aid unabating, governments have begun to increase cooperation between departments towards the creation of a successor to the MDGs – the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs), due to be launched next year....

September 2nd, 2014

Travelling to Burma – a moral minefield?

Travelling to Burma as a tourist has been called a ‘moral minefield’ (The Irrawaddy), but tourism has been on the rise in Burma since the country opened up to tourists at the start of the 1990s....

August 28th, 2014

Northern Nigeria and the prospect of an Islamic state

On Sunday the Nigerian Islamist organisation Boko Haram claimed an “Islamic caliphate” in the north-eastern town of Gwoza, Borno State....

August 26th, 2014

India: Education and the Caste System Today

Guest blogger Shona Buchanan discusses the challenges facing India’s ‘untouchables’ in access to education. The Indian government, in the 1950 national constitution of India, officially abolished untouchability in the country....

August 18th, 2014

Conflict continues in Nagorno-Karabakh as violence disrupts the Armenian-Azerbaijani ceasefire line

A serious escalation in violence at the Line of Contact (LOC) over the past 2 weeks suggests that the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh is far from being resolved....

August 8th, 2014

South Sudan: the risk of ‘silent famine’ escalates as conflict continues

Famine in Sudan was brought to the world’s attention in 1994 by Kevin Carter’s shocking photo of a starving Sudanese boy crouched under a vulture’s predatory gaze....

August 5th, 2014

Can we overcome the stigma of HIV/AIDS in Northern Uganda?

Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and I have had the pleasure of witnessing its spectacular scenery and wildlife first hand, during a six week volunteering placement in 2013....

July 24th, 2014

Rohingya women: the invisible gender of a stateless people

Described by the UN as one of “the most persecuted minorities in the world”, the Rohingya people in Burma are victims of state sponsored persecution and extreme racial discrimination....
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