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October 10th, 2018

‘Artsakh’s Angel’ Baroness Cox receives Advocate for Justice Award

On the 7th October, Baroness Caroline Cox was recognised yet again for her efforts in advocating justice and freedom for all people as The Armenian National Committee of America bestowed its 2018 “Advocate for Justice” award to HART’s very own Founder and President....

October 3rd, 2018

HART 2018 visit to Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre

Members of the HART team recently returned from celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh with its founder, Vardan Tadevosyan and his committed team of health workers. Fighting against a culture that kept people with disabilities behind closed doors, Vardan and his team now treat over 1,600 patients a year with therapeutic services such as physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy....

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....

August 8th, 2018

Dispelling decades of stigma and taboo in the Caucasus region

The Caucasus region of Asia was a divided and heavily oppressed area during the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) occupation until its collapse in the early 90’s. Soviet attitudes and taboo’s on the subject of its disabled populace were deeply entrenched in the people of the Caucasus region even after its collapse and the countries that now control and dispute its mountainous landscape....

July 19th, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Armenia

Yesterday, Baroness Cox discussed continuing relations between the United Kingdom, Armenia and the European Union in a Parliamentary debate.  Watch Baroness Cox speaking at the debate: Transcript: My Lords, I add my thanks to the Minister for introducing these agreeme...

June 21st, 2018

Can the recent political changes in Armenia alter the course of negotiations over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?

A few months ago, the Republic of Armenia (RA), a former Soviet Union country in the Southern Caucasus, experienced protests against the newly elected Prime Minister Mr. Serzh Sargsyan. This resulted in the replacement of Mr. Sargsyan by one of the main opposition leaders and Members of the Parliament of RA, Nikol Pashinyan, on the 8th of May....

May 16th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks Global Nursing in Parliament

On 14th May 2018 Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Crisp’s (crossbench) notion for greater Government investment in global nursing. In her speech, Caroling refers to two HART Partners, PAORINHER in Uganda and The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Nagorno-Karabakh, drawing attention to the brilliant dedication and ability of their staff....

March 7th, 2018

Statement on the 30th Anniversary of the Sumgait Pogrom

On the 28th February, the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia released a statement to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Sumgait Pogrom. This is an annual event, remembered throughout Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Diaspora....

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....
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