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March 11th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s question in the HoL on aid – 10/03/2020

Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Baronesses, Lady Berridge and Lady Sugg, on their appointments, which we warmly welcome. As I will be speaking about older women, perhaps I should declare an interest, given my age of 82....

March 2nd, 2020

Larn Tai, Director of Education for Shan State, Burma wins award at the Thai Foundations Awards Ceremony

A huge congratulations to Larn Tai who manages all HART projects at Loi Tai Leng School in Burma. If you would like to learn more about Loi Tai Leng School, click here.   Larn Tai is Director of Education for Shan State and in charge of education at Loi Tal Leng....

February 26th, 2020

Students shelled in Burma on Children’s Day

The 13th February is Children’s Day in Burma, a day which should secure the safety of all children in the country. However, this year at 10AM, shells from ongoing fighting that was happening three kilometres away hit a school in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State....

February 20th, 2020

Burma: Draconian laws sends poets to jail

Peacock Generation is a poetry group based in Burma with a string of charges against them. On 17th February 2020, three members of the group were convicted of “online defamation” and sentenced to six months in prison whilst four members were acquitted....

January 28th, 2020

ICJ orders Burma to take “all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya from genocide

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Liz Throssell, welcomed the Order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Burma must take “all measures within its power” to protect members of the Rohingya ethnic minority group from all future acts that may amount to genocide under the provisions of Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide....

January 14th, 2020

UNICEF urges the Burmese government to protect children from ERWs after more children are killed by landmines in Rakhine State

UNICEF has expressed their concerns of continued and intensified fighting in Rakhine State, Burma. A statement was issued after four children were killed on 6th January and five injured when an explosive device went off whilst they collected firewood from a forest near Htike Htoo Paul village in Buthidaung township, Rakhine State....

December 13th, 2019

Break the Silence: the obstacles and affects of the non-reporting of sexual abuse against males amongst Rohingya Muslims

  Whilst Aung San Suu Kyi continues to stay silent in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the claim that the Burmese military used systematic sexual violence and rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls, it has been found that male victims of sexual violence are keeping silent in Bangladesh’s refugee camps....

December 12th, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Burma against allegations of genocide in ICJ

  Burma’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has defended her government against accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Yesterday the Nobel Peace Prize laureate spoke in the UN ICJ stating that the case against Burma was “incomplete and incorrect”....

December 3rd, 2019

Country Briefings: September – November 2019

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....

May 29th, 2019

Karma, Rebirth and Disability: Challenging the stigma in Burma

Influences of Buddhism are estimated to have reached two billion people currently alive, according to the Independent Living Institute. The study finds that in Asia, where there is a long history of Buddhist teaching and practice, the concept of karma and rebirth continues to play a substantial role in influencing cultural and social responses to disability....
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