HART News Round-up 29/03/2016

4 March 2016

News from HART


Mothers day camp


  • Today, we launched our Mother’s Day Campaign 2016 to raise awareness of maternal health and equal rights, particularly in the countries where HART has partners. Keep checking our website as well as the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages to keep updated with articles and infographics!
  • Earlier this week, Baroness Cox asked the British Government for their position on military attacks on civilians in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, Sudan.
  • The deadline for the  HART Prize for Human Rights has now gone. The HART Team would like to give a big thank you to all those who participated!
  • The deadline for applying to the the job vacancy of Finance Manager at HART is quickly approaching! Please send in your applications by March 7th.




Presidential hopeful Suu Kyi (source: Wikimedia Commons)



  • A change in Dalit literature has been noticed, with a new focus around equal rights rather than the atrocities Dalits face.
  • The state women’s commission have questioned Karimnagar police over the gangrape of a Dalit girl in Karimnagar district, saying the Veenavanka police might have been aware of the incident much before the video tape went viral on social media.
  • A new budget was announced, addressing rural distress in a country of 1.3 billion, where two-fifths of families rely on farming and are reeling from two years of drought. However, Dalit rights activists are campaigning against the government budget, saying that  the new measures take away allocations from scheduled tribes and castes.




  • Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State in the troubled northeastern state has approved the sum of N20 million for the immediate restoration of water supply to eight communities severely affected by Boko Haram attacks.
  • 76 Boko Haram members surrender to the Nigerian military, begging for food in north-east Nigeria, perhaps indicating that the military is succeeding in interfering with Boko Haram supply routes.
  • Hundreds of people have been killed in attacks between Fulani cattle herders and Christian farmers in and around Agatu.


South Sudan



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