March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Our Prayers, Our Rights, Our Pencil’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Maria Georgiana Sophie Giles, 13, won 3rd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Creative Category 2018 with her sculpture titled: Our Prayers, Our Rights, Our Pencil   My piece is based on education in Myanmar, Burma....

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘Facing a moral quandary: from Churchill to Suu Kyi’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy.
Joint 2nd Prize Senior Essay Winner, Maya Muller collecting her prize
  Maya Muller, 20, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: Facing a moral quandary: from Churchill to Suu Kyi When Winston Churchill ordered the destruction of the French fleet as part of Operation Catapult on the West Algerian coast in 1940, he made a risky decision which would have major repercussions on the future course of French-British diplomatic relations....

March 2nd, 2018

Spotlight: EU conclusions on the situation in Burma

Welcome to our new series titled Spotlight, which gives our readers a quick news update focusing on developments that affect the countries where HART works. This week, we’re taking a look at the recent EU adoptions aimed at resolving the Human Rights Violations in Burma. ...

February 21st, 2018

Baroness Cox co-signs letter to the Foreign Secretary calling for justice for the Rohingya

Baroness Cox is among 102 Parliamentarians who co-signed a letter addressed to the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, calling for the Myanmar Military to be held accountable for their actions. The letter, dated 21st February 2018, demands urgent action by the UK Government to state their firm support of a UN Security Council referral of the Burmese Military to the ICC (International Criminal Court)....

February 19th, 2018

Burma’s Landmines: Lessons from Nagorno-Karabakh

Burma is currently experiencing a mass exodus of refugees and thousands of internally displaced (IDP) caused by decades of armed conflict between the Military junta and ethnic Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG’s). Locals face landmine attacks, utilised by Government forces (Tatmadaw) and NSAGs to secure territory and resources from opposition groups....

February 9th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 09/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features Baroness Cox’s written question to the UK Government regarding Sudan, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Written Question to HM Government regarding Sudan: Baroness Cox asked about the recent arrests of civilians engaging in peaceful demonstrations....

February 2nd, 2018

HART Weekly Review 02/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features our Press Release and Report from HART’s recent visit to Sudan, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Press Release “There was nobody to help us”: During HART’s recent visit to Sudan we heard reports of Khartoum’s continued offensive against the villagers of Blue Nile, causing further displacement and severe food insecurity....

January 25th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 25/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features news from all the top stories on the countries we work in.

New Round Up-  Below is a quick round-up of the latest news from the countries where our partners work.   Burma Burma’s Ethnic Cleansing Continues: Stronger foreign pressure is needed on Suu Kyi’s government – Bangladesh bowed to reality Monday and postponed the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Burma, a process that was supposed to begin this week....

January 19th, 2018

Press Release by Action for Shan State Rivers 15/01/18

Action for Shan State Rivers (ASSR) released a statement on the 15th January 2018 to oppose an environmental assessment that will push through various dam-building projects along the Salween River, Eastern Shan State, Burma. Shans angered by IFC hydropower meeting in Taunggyi amidst escalating conflict and blocked peace dialogues Action for Shan State Rivers (ASSR) strongly opposes the hydropower stakeholder discussion being held in Taunggyi today, which is part of a series of meetings to “finalize” a countrywide strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for hydropower development organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) since 2016....

January 19th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 19/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features news from our partner in Uganda, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   PAORINHER Exam Success!: HART would like to congratulate our Partner in Uganda, PAORINHER, whose students have excelled in their Primary Leaving Examinations....
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