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May 20th, 2015

International NGOs Urge Ban Ki-Moon To Negotiate Aid Access To Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma)

Thirty-three international humanitarian aid and advocacy organisations, including HART, have written today to the United Nations Secretary-General, urging him to give his “personal attention” to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma) and to take “a personal lead” in negotiating for humanitarian access to all areas of Rakhine State. ...

May 15th, 2015

Burma’s Persecution of the Rohingya Creates a Refugee Crisis

The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority group, most of whom live in Rakhine State in Western Burma, on the border with Bangladesh. Despite the fact that many Rohingya have been settled in Burma since the 8th Century, the Burmese Government and many Burmese in Rakhine State consider the Rohingya to be foreigners, illegitimate and the Government have consequently put in place many discriminatory measures in an apparent attempt to drive them out of the country....

May 13th, 2015

New HART Newsletter Released Today!

We are delighted to announce the release of HART’s latest newsletter. Download your copy here!  This edition focuses on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. We wanted to share some of the stories we heard on our visit earlier this year, and the perspectives of those we met. 

May 4th, 2015

News from Burma: Australian consultants cancel public meeting as 300 Kunhing residents gather to oppose Mong Ton megadam

Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation Australian consultants abruptly cancelled a public meeting scheduled for April 30 in Kunhing, southern Shan State, when over 300 local people, including a Shan MP, gathered to raise concerns about the planned Mong Ton megadam on the Salween River....

April 23rd, 2015

Karen: A Boy with No Name, A People with No Rights | HART Prize for Human Rights

This essay, by James Bradley, received second prize in the HART Prize for Human Rights Junior Essay Category. Read more entries here.  Silence. It is eleven o’clock sharp at Kalaywa Tawya Monastery in Yangon. A seven-year-old sets his alms bowl on the table and sits cross-legged on the dining hall floor....

March 20th, 2015

NEW Report – ‘Large-Scale Developments in Burma Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse’

HART has published a report compiling evidence from different investigations to highlight trends in Human Rights abuse being committed to make way for large-scale development projects. Local people have been subjected to forced relocations, land grabbing, and loss of livelihoods with little or no compensation and disregard for the impacts on their lives by those heading up the projects....

March 18th, 2015

HART Report – Large-scale developments in Burma: Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Burma has been increasing rapidly since the international community lifted sanctions, following limited democratic reforms in 2011. Large-scale developments in the form of mines, dams, roads and railways are springing up over the country as investors battle for a slice of Burma’s rich natural resources....

March 10th, 2015

The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, Sustainable Development Goals and Women’s Rights in Burma

2015 is an important year in Aid and International Development. A new development agenda is being put together, to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which are due to expire this year, and a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being created....

March 3rd, 2015

Rape as a Weapon of War | HART International Women’s Day Blog Series

This is the fourth article in HART’s blog series for International Women’s Day 2015. Yesterday, Alice Robinson provided an introduction to sexual violence in conflict, this blog will explore the issue in more depth. Read the whole series here...

February 28th, 2015

Women in Civil Society | HART International Women’s Day Blog Series

This is the first post in HART’s Blog Series for International Women’s Day 2015, taking place on the 8th March. Find out more here.  Civil Society fills the gaps between the people and the government. Taking on a variety of forms, it is an arena in which ‘people take common actions to pursue common objectives without reward of profit or political power’....
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