November 8th, 2018

The Dangers of Being a Girl in a Refugee Camp

Refugee camps are home to some of the most vulnerable portions of global societies – those forced to leave their homes for fear of persecution, war, natural disasters, and other threats to life. Nearly 25.4 million refugees have endured an experience that, fortunately, most of us will not face....

October 18th, 2018

Rwanda: Breaking the Promise

In 1994, the United Nations was shamed for turning away from desperate cries for help in Rwanda, where the deaths of 800,000 people are remembered by history as the failure to take action. UN peacekeeping operations never gave the order to intervene as 3000 troops on the ground became nothing more than witnesses to a one hundred-day campaign of ethnic violence and mass-slaughter....

October 16th, 2018

Understanding the Legacy of British Imperialism on Burma’s Internal Conflicts

The U.N recently published a report that called for top Burmese military commanders to be investigated for crimes against civilians under international law, including rape, murder, torture, and genocide. The report follows the mass exodus of Rohingya people since August last year, which has forced at least 900,000 people to seek refuge in Bangladesh....

October 11th, 2018

Latest Update from Hart Partner SWAN: Student Lunch Campaign and Statement in Response to Ongoing Violence in Burma

Lunches 4 Littles Established in 1998, the SWAN Foundation is an affiliate of the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) that aims to respond to the needs of Shan migrants living along the Thai-Burma border, who are discriminated against by the Burmese military. Reduced bord...

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....

July 30th, 2018

SWAN Training Update: The Contraceptive Implant

Family planning can change a woman’s life and yet, women in Shan State have limited access to contraceptive health resources. In May, Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) organised a training session for six health workers from SWAN’s women’s well-being program.  ...

July 25th, 2018

The Rohingya Crisis – will there ever be justice?

  Recently, the Rohingya situation in Myanmar (Burma) has been making headlines. The long-endured atrocities suffered by the Rohingya have escalated on 25 August 2017 through the ‘clearance operation’ by security forces as a response to attacks by opposing militants....

July 16th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives an answer to her question on the UK government’s aid provisions to returning refugees in Burma.

11th July- Baroness Cox asked the UK Government about making humanitarian aid accessible to returning refugees in Burma.  Question:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide humanitarian aid to any refugees forced to return to Chin State, Myanmar, from Malaysia and other countries....

July 16th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives an answer to her written question on the forced repatriation of Burmese refugees

9th July- Baroness Cox asked the UK Government on their actions if refugees from Burma were to be forcefully repatriated from Malaysia. Question:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the governments of Myanmar and of Malaysia in the event of the forced repatriation of refugees from Malaysia to Chin State, Myanmar....

June 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks human rights violations in Burma in the HoL

On 12th June 2018, Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Alton’s (crossbench) notion about holding the Burmese Government and military accountable for their role in orchestrating on-going human rights violations against Christians and ethnic minorities.  Y...
Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube LinkedIn