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....

January 12th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 12/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features a letter signed by Baroness Cox to the Government, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work. Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan: Baroness Cox co-signed a letter to the UK Government to increase peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan. ...

January 3rd, 2018

HART Weekly Review 03/01/2018

Happy New Year everyone! Below is our quick round-up of the latest news from the countries where our partners work. Burma:
Burma’s Slaughter of the Rohingya Follows a Bloody Pattern: Around 400 Rohingya Muslims from an insurgent movement known as Harakan Al Yaqin simultaneous attacked three Burmese Border Guard Police headquarters in Rakhine state Nigeria:
Nigeria Boko Haram says it carried out Christmas attacks in Nigeria:  A leader of the militant group Boko Haram has released a video claiming it carried out a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria over the Christmas period....

December 22nd, 2017

HART Weekly Review 22/12/2017

This week’s HART Weekly Review includes Questions asked by Baroness Cox in the House of Lords, Blogs, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Questions in the House of Lords Baroness Cox Debate on Syria: House of Lords Hansard – On 20th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other Peers asked the UK Government about their role in the current situation in Syria, and what they intend to do to rebuild the country after years of ongoing and devastating war. ...

December 15th, 2017

HART Weekly Review 15/12/17

This week’s HART Weekly Review includes blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work Blogs Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand: The people from Shan State are one of the groups whom have suffered exceptionally similar atrocities to the Rohingya people....

December 14th, 2017

Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people has recently been exposed by the media, finally mounting pressure on the international community to confront the unacceptable violent campaign by Burma’s security forces. Meanwhile, ethnic groups on the other side of the country are suffering in silence, with essential international aid which they are dependent on, being withdrawn....

December 4th, 2017

Hart Weekly Review: 04/12/2017

Questions for Written Answers: 1) Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Politics and Government (30 Nov 2017)

Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the commitment in a letter to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rory Stewart MP, dated 23 August to “support Sudan to achieve sustainable peace, an improved human rights situation and political reform”, how they define “political reform”; and what steps they propose to take to promote such reform....

November 30th, 2017

SWAN Campaigning for Equal Access to Education

HART’s partner SWAN (Shan Women’s Action Network) is campaigning to commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. They are urging the Government of Myanmar to address violence against women in education in Shan State and other ethnic areas, to take greater measures in promoting equal educational opportunities for young women and girls and to take steps towards achieving equality through the elimination of sexist materials and learning frameworks....

November 20th, 2017

Hart Weekly Review: 20/11/2017

Questions in the House of Lords Baroness Cox recently questioned the government about its work to tackle Bilateral Trade: Sudan.
Baroness Caroline Cox speaking in parliament.
Baroness Cox Is the Minister aware that there are reliable reports of a build-up of Government of Sudan military forces in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, causing great concern at the possibility of renewed military offences?...
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